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cigar store

a retail store specializing in tobacco products, as cigars and cigarettes.
Origin of cigar store
1840-50, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Observing an empty chair on the sidewalk in front of Jackson's cigar-store, Mr. Crow directed his slowing footsteps toward it.

    Anderson Crow, Detective George Barr McCutcheon
  • Just before he reached the office Henry met John Richmond, and together they stepped into a cigar-store.

    The Colossus Opie Read
  • He comes to the cigar-store door, and there steps in to watch.

  • Well, it is better to try it and fail than to stand there like a cigar-store Indian and offer fool suggestions!

  • The blacksmith, the cigar-store keeper and the grocery man—each one of whom knew Ruddy—said they had not noticed him.

    Rick and Ruddy Howard R. Garis
  • Prale was just a bit tired of confining his conversation to waiters and cigar-store clerks.

    The Brand of Silence Harrington Strong
  • Now I wish you to stop at a cigar-store, and buy a stamp for my letter to your Aunt Isabella, and then we will drive on.

    Our Little Spanish Cousin Mary F. Nixon-Roulet
  • The candy-shop and cigar-store, both holding heavy liabilities against the academy, quickly followed.

  • "Bright and lively as a cigar-store Indian," he heard one care-free youth exclaim as he went by him.

    In Old Kentucky Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey
  • There's his cock-eye looking straight at me through the wooden Indian in front of the cigar-store across the street.'

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