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tuck-shop

[tuhk-shop] /ˈtʌkˌʃɒp/
noun, British.
1.
a shop where pastry, candy, or the like is sold.
Origin of tuck-shop
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Next morning in break Gordon passed Buller on his way to the tuck-shop.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • Then I bet you went to the tuck-shop--and you paid, didn't you?'

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • One of the easiest ways of discovering a person's social status at school is by watching his behaviour in the tuck-shop.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • He was not yet known among the school in general; and it was only in Buller's that small boys gave tongue in the tuck-shop.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • In the tuck-shop they acted as avenging angels sent to punish a wicked world.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh

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