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petty shop

[OED, only one quot. 1831] n. a very small general store: 1936 petty shop: small store carrying "mix erbs", fried fish, etc. (Dupuch 129). 1976 They would peddle their fruit at roadside stands, in petty shops, at the schools or wherever else they might (Eneas 8). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-11-08 16:04
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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