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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Woolworth, Frank Winfield 1852-1919. American merchant. Starting in 1879, he built a national chain of five-and-tens.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

    Taj James: Movement Building and Deep Change: A Call to Mobilize Strong and Weak Ties

  • 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.

    Taj James: Movement Building and Deep Change: A Call to Mobilize Strong and Weak Ties

  • But your illustration of Woolworth is illustrative.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Libertarianism, Federalism, and Racism

  • In the good days when nothing in Woolworth’s cost over sixpence, one of their best lines was their rose bushes.

    As I Please

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Why is Whitehaven the only town that has not managed to fill the old "Woolworth" building?

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • "Woolworth" 10 cent store on the right was the scene of the terrible fire in 1949 that took the lives of 7 firefighters.

    The Charleston Gazette -

  • This is the worth of the 3,000 £10 vouchers issued for former employees to spend locally at shops such as Woolworth and Boots.

    Whitehaven News headlines

  • TradeStone Software has clients such as Woolworth, The Children's Place, Federated Department Stores, the Walt Disney Co. and American Eagle Outfitters.

    A Unified Supply Chain

  • 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.

    Survival At Stake, Our Individual Responsibilities

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