small stores

noun Navy.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.

1830–40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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small stores
pl n
navy Compare slop chest personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base

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Example sentences
Small stores thrive when there are a lot of people on bikes.
But now the big supermarkets are turning their attention to small stores in
  town centres.
We normally see lots of small stores in markets for frequently-purchased
  low-price goods.
Shopping abounds in outlet malls as well as small stores and markets throughout
  the area.
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