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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop or store conducted on the truck system; a truck-shop.


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  • For the rest the pictures of life in the agricultural and industrial districts, the squalid wretchedness of cellar and hovel, the evils of the truck system and the "tommy-shop" were never more luridly painted by any Chartist writer than by Disraeli in Sybil.

    Mr. Punch`s history of modern England, Volume I -- 1841-1857


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