American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Woolworth, Frank Winfield 1852-1919. American merchant. Starting in 1879, he built a national chain of five-and-tens.
- n. United States businessman who opened a shop in 1879 selling low-priced goods and built it into a national chain of stores (1852-1919)
“Before four college students sat down at a counter in Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960, they had two tools that were critical to movement building: Âa commitment to the transformational practice of non-violence and a strong alliance of groups standing together with them.”
“Before four college students sat down at a counter in Woolworth's in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 1, 1960, they had two tools that were critical to movement building: a commitment to the transformational practice of non-violence and a strong alliance of groups standing together with them.”
“But your illustration of Woolworth is illustrative.”
“In the good days when nothing in Woolworths cost over sixpence, one of their best lines was their rose bushes.”
“During the last few months, we have seen the demise of household names such as Woolworth's, MFI, and Adams and other shops have only survived through a process of heavy discounting which, in turn, has hit their bottom line and made survival more difficult.”
“Why is Whitehaven the only town that has not managed to fill the old "Woolworth" building?”
“Woolworth" 10 cent store on the right was the scene of the terrible fire in 1949 that took the lives of 7 firefighters.”
“This is the worth of the 3,000 £10 vouchers issued for former employees to spend locally at shops such as Woolworth and Boots.”
“TradeStone Software has clients such as Woolworth, The Children's Place, Federated Department Stores, the Walt Disney Co. and American Eagle Outfitters.”
“What worried them was our 4 "Mk XIX gun, fitted in all Merchant Vessels -- a feeble weapon of misguided conception known from its simplicity as the" Woolworth "gun, which was mistakenly expected to make a bang loud enough to sustain the morale of the merchant Seaman whilst at a ridiculously short range, producing a splash big enough to make the submarine dive.”
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