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butcher shop

a shop in which meat, poultry, and sometimes fish are sold.
Origin of butcher shop
1895-1900, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There were rows of plump fowls in the butcher-shop windows, and juicy roasts.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • This was because the Tichborne Claimant had kept a butcher-shop there.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Passing a butcher-shop he stopped and surveyed the array of fish which were on display in the window.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • Marching to attack such an enemy, so intrenched and so armed, is marching to a butcher-shop rather than to a battle.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • The store was a butcher-shop, and one of the principal things they sold, apparently, was sausage.

    Outwitting the Hun Pat O'Brien
  • He raided the butcher-shop, seized the big carving knife, and returned to the battle field.

    The Blazed Trail Stewart Edward White
  • There is no reason why I should hide in a butcher-shop, simply to avoid meeting the man.

    Parrot & Co. Harold MacGrath
  • Hopeless and dead, Hanneh Hayyeh dragged herself to the butcher-shop.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
  • He never turned the key, nor saw it again, nor saw the butcher-shop again.

    Careers of Danger and Daring Cleveland Moffett
  • Just at the moment I came out of the butcher-shop, a man emerged from the corner grocery that stood alongside.

    The Iron Heel Jack London

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