pawnbroker's shop


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Noun1.pawnbroker's shop - a shop where loans are made with personal property as securitypawnbroker's shop - a shop where loans are made with personal property as security
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
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At the pawnbroker's shop, too, I began to be very well known.
So I dived into a pawnbroker's shop, where I was a stranger only upon my present errand, and within the hour was airing a decent if antiquated suit, but little corrupted by the pawnbroker's moth, and a new straw hat, on the top of a tram.
The new address was a cellar dive, whose proprietor said that he had never heard of Duane; but after he had put Jurgis through a catechism he showed him a back stairs which led to a "fence" in the rear of a pawnbroker's shop, and thence to a number of assignation rooms, in one of which Duane was hiding.
Hitchcock was right, and on November 17, 1877, Rande showed up at the pawnbroker's shop on Vine Street.
A BURGLAR was chased and caught by police after a roof-top raid on a pawnbroker's shop.
Enough to make sure he doesn't have to find him in football's equivalent of a pawnbroker's shop.
He depicted a pawnbroker's shop in Drury Lane in 1835 in his masterpiece David Copperfield: "It is a low, dirty-looking, dusty shop, the door of which stands always doubtfully, a little way open: half inviting, half repelling the hesitating visitor.
SMASH AND GRAB: The bus is wedged inside the pawnbroker's shop in Trinity Street.
They hung around in a pawnbroker's shop but lost their nerve.
Bidding for the gun begins on January 30 in an online auction hosted by a pawnbroker's shop in Illinois.
For years,Tommy was the victim of Larry's schoolboy bullying, and he now seems pathetically determined to help Larry by offering a tip-off about a raid on a pawnbroker's shop that's just too good to ignore.
In "The Pawnbroker's Shop," Dickens presented his comfortable readers with a prostitute: "the lowest of the low; dirty, unbonneted, flaunting and slovenly.