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country store

a general store, especially in a rural or resort area.
Origin of country store
1735-45, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • First a country store; then a saloon begins to make its pestilential influence felt.

  • When only thirteen years old he became a clerk in a country store.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • Here he went to school, was clerk in a country store, and was employed in the first cotton factory built in that State.

  • The most primitive among these institutions is the country store.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • The tavern originally had two long wings, in one of which was kept a country store.

    Stage-coach and Tavern Days Alice Morse Earle
  • The country store, in most new settlements, is the resort of story-tellers.

    In The Boyhood of Lincoln Hezekiah Butterworth
  • There was never yet a country store without cheese and crackers.

  • The stage is arranged as a country store and post-office in one.

    The Templeton Teapot Grace Cooke Strong
  • For ordinary use the powdered spices, which may be obtained at almost any country store, answer every purpose.

    Home Pork Making A. W. Fulton

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