Celery peddler

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Celery peddler /ˈsɛləri ˈpɛdlə/ (n. derog.)
One who produces, designs, sells or otherwise propagates celery. Especially limp celery. Or flannel. A rentsmith; a legal wordwright; one trained in the infinite particularity of form at the expense of substance.

After the character Don Inago Montega, a celery peddler in Otto Büchstein’s opera La Vittoria della Forma Sulla Sostanza.

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