Definitions

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  • n. A large self-service store, usually on a single level, with few interior walls, owned and run by a corporation

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Examples

  • But just as the first guests trickled in, the UPS guy showed up with a big box of boiled peanuts from the famous Lee Brothers Matt and Ted from Charleston, South Carolina.

    The Swell Dressed Party

  • The ancestor of the big box was a grocery store that opened in 1916 in Memphis, the brainchild of local merchant Clarence Saunders.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • He wiped the tears out of his eyes and turned right onto Mission Street, a four-lane road that led past many of the big box stores like Wal-Mart and Target.

    THE LAST GREAT GETAWAY of the WATER BALLOON BOYS

  • Bult put down the umbrella and opened a big box of dice, which would make Carson happy.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Arraignments are a rubber-stamp process, the prosecutor riffling through a big box of files as defendant after defendant is brought in.

    VANISHING ACTS

  • I fish through my pockets for some cash, hand it to Caleb, and ask him to buy a big box of Whiskas dry cat food and, looking at the position of the sun in the sky and then my wristwatch, a six-pack of beer.

    MY EMPIRE OF DIRT

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