A person engaged in trade; one whose business is to buy and sell mer- chandise, or any class of goods, deriving a profit from his dealings. 2 Kent, Comm. 389; State v. Chabourn. SO N. C. 481, 30 Am. Rep. 94; In re New York & W. Water Co. (D. C.) 98 Fed. 711; Morris v. Clifton Forge Grocery Co., 46 W. Va. 197, 32 S. E. 907.