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

  • n. See five-and-ten.

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  • n. A store selling inexpensive items.


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  • Kennan's memory of that Christmas season would al­ways be linked with the musty, dimly lit basement of Reardon's Department Store, a faded and failing five and dime store on Water Street, where he had shopped for his fourth graders 'presents late one evening.

    Prayers To Broken Stones


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