small stores


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small stores

pl n
(Nautical Terms) navy personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base. Compare slop chest
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small′ stores`


n.pl.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.
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Noun1.small stores - personal items conforming to regulations that are sold aboard ship or at a naval base and charged to the person's pay
commissary - a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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It also shone on the courier of the Dorrit family, making tea for his party from a supply he had brought up with him, together with several other small stores which were chiefly laid in for the use of the strong body of inconvenience.
The barberry's brilliant fruit was likewise food for my eyes merely; but I collected a small store of wild apples for coddling, which the proprietor and travellers had overlooked.
ADAM, earths hallowd mould, Of God inspir'd, small store will serve, where store, All seasons, ripe for use hangs on the stalk; Save what by frugal storing firmness gains To nourish, and superfluous moist consumes: But I will haste and from each bough and break, Each Plant & juciest Gourd will pluck such choice To entertain our Angel guest, as hee Beholding shall confess that here on Earth God hath dispenst his bounties as in Heav'n.
Newman cast a despairing glance at his small store of fuel, but, not having the courage to say no--a word which in all his life he never had said at the right time, either to himself or anyone else--gave way to the proposed arrangement.
Just recollect the good aunts who have not only lectured and fussed, but nursed and petted, too often without thanks, the scrapes they have helped you out of, the tips they have given you from their small store, the stitches the patient old fingers have set for you, the steps the willing old feet have taken, and gratefully pay the dear old ladies the little attentions that women love to receive as long as they live.
In Turbat city, there are several small stores which deal with LPG in crowded public places.
In some places the small stores were ramshackle affairs, quickly erected from whatever material was available.
Elmer works at the Payao municipal treasurer's office while Nora supervises their two small stores.
Lower-sodium products were also less frequently offered in small stores than large (two or more cash registers) stores.
In a company publication, Wal-Mart said 100 small stores were opened in a two-week stretch in January, and executives have said there are plans to open about 200 in fiscal year 2016.
Over the winter the company increased its capital forecast provided in October, and it now expects to add up to 300 small stores during this fiscal year, double its initial forecast.

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