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  • proper noun UK, slang Woolworths, a well-known chain of shops selling confectionery, stationery, etc.

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  • 'Woolies' - as it is affectionately known - has been a fixture of the town since it opened in 1922 and many customers were sad to see it go.

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  • Touching on the Woolies shoplifting subject, it is well known that it was (unofficial) policy not to get the police involved after capturing thieves in Woolies.

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  • In this era, which has seen the closing of so many private schools, "Wooly," as it is affectionately known -- and its students as "Woolies" -- has gone stoutly on educating our daughters and granddaughters and as stoutly remaining an all-girl school.

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  • Known affectionately as "Woolies" in Australia, the company has ramped up the refurbishment of supermarkets in an effort to retain and bring in new customers.

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  • Now, that nation's largest online retailer -- which also happens to operate conventional retail stores -- is gearing up to resurrect "Woolies," at least for now as a direct online merchandiser.

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  • I mean if everybody working for "Woolies" took a "Pick n 'Mix" Sweetie the company would very soon end up insolvent!!!

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  • Well done Copeland council your greed over what to try and charge Asda for the land at Ginns has enabled this to happen, are you sure that you aren't all on Allerdale council as well as all you seem to do is wring as much as you can out of Copeland people and put off prospective newcomers with over the top rent and rates - hence we have the only "Woolies" in Cumbria that is stil empty - CONGRATULATIONS, please don't keep up the good work Roadworks cause tailbacks on A595 Add your comments

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  • Oh, and lest we forget the fact that it’s killing off Woolies, meaning we get cheap things from that hell-hole, and the VAT cut means everything is a tiny bit cheaper, meaning four pence cheaper ginger beer!

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  • Christine Minnorry, of the Whitehaven Chamber of Trade, said: "They really are not cheap any more and do we really need them taking up prime places such as Woolies?

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  • Christine Minnorry, of the Whitehaven Chamber of Trade, said: "They really are not cheap any more and do we really need them taking up prime places such as Woolies?

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