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sweet-shop

[sweet-shop] /ˈswitˌʃɒp/
noun, British
1.
a store that sells candy.
Origin of sweet-shop
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • But little Publius knew a sweet-shop, and a trick worth two of that.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • I see a schoolboy, when I think of him, With face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window.

    The Trembling of the Veil William Butler Yeats
  • The proprietor of the sweet-shop, however, was not sensitive.

    Just William Richmal Crompton
  • The man in the sweet-shop told him his only chance of getting a paper was at the railway station.

  • More useful, and the fruit of an even grander tree, are those ‘Brazil nuts’ which are sold in every sweet-shop at home.

    At Last Charles Kingsley
  • She was to feel henceforth as if she were flattening her nose upon the hard window-pane of the sweet-shop of knowledge.

    What Maisie Knew Henry James
  • She seemed to find nothing odd in the fact of a small boy being in charge of a sweet-shop.

    Just William Richmal Crompton

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