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small stores

plural noun, Navy.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.
Origin of small stores
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The block is lined with walk-up apartment buildings and several small stores.
  • In small stores, newly hired workers usually are trained by an experienced employee.
  • Buyers in small stores often manage the department for which they buy.
  • These range from restaurants and nightclubs to small stores selling beer for off-premise use.
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  • The agency's reliance on multiple contractors in its stores may put it at a particular disadvantage in running small stores.
British Dictionary definitions for small stores

small stores

plural noun
(navy) personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base Compare slop chest
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