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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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  • Next he withdrew the book of verses and after that the country-store note-book with its dog-eared and age-yellowed pages.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • The threshold of the door was elevated, country-store fashion, six or seven inches above the sidewalk.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • After all, what could this country-store clerk know of the Avenue?

    Love Stories Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Coming out again upon the street, we stray down into one of the shops,—a shop local and naïve, a veritable French country-store.

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