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  • n. a shop that sells toys

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A shop where toys are sold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shop where trinkets and fancy articles were sold.
  • n. A shop where toys or playthings are sold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shop where toys are sold


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  • "As it is a very lucrative game, we should expect bad behavior; disloyalty; rampant individual greed; irrational behavior (kids in toyshop style); back-stabbing; bum-fucking, and similar ungentlemanly activities."

    Boing Boing: August 13, 2006 - August 19, 2006 Archives

  • I can already see myself heading downtown to find a toyshop with a small-scale reproduction of Mr Ford's famous car.


  • These early products were unpopular with everybody from toyshop owners "the same old stuff with a licence on it" to consumers' associations, who called it "ludicrous" that the toys were almost twice as expensive in the UK as they were in the US.

    Harry Potter and the A-Z of magic

  • At the start, Nice describes Wilson's baby as a "post-punk Bauhaus, Manchester crucible, dialectical toyshop" (whatever that is), though there is much more fun in his frequent collisions with clay-footed musicians: "Crispy Ambulance was the worst band name on the label, until he signed Thick Pigeon."

    Document and Eyewitness by Neil Taylor and Shadowplayers by James Nice

  • He was a prosperous west of England builder; including my father he had three nephews, and for each of them he caused a box of bricks to be made by an out-of-work carpenter, not the insufficient supply of the toyshop, you understand, but a really adequate quantity of bricks made out of oak and shaped and smoothed, bricks about five inches by two and a half by one, and half-bricks and quarter-bricks to correspond.

    H G Wells, The New Machiavelli (1911)

  • There he discovers a wonky world, with a dachshund and donkey who both talk, and an old puppet-maker in a magical toyshop where nothing is quite what it seems.

    Boyne free: an author runs away from history ... and the Twilight zone

  • Sport is the toyshop; Bourgeois proffers no hint of a welcome.

    June 2008

  • I thought, cheesingly punning on that old Beach Boys tune and the name of heretofore unknown-to-me adult toyshop I found while Googling The Beach Boys.

    Sharon Glassman: Why Can't Women Sleep? Part III: Non-Pharma Sleep Tips

  • There, behind the backcloth painted with the night sky of Elsinore, we found half a dozen people standing, frozen, in grotesque postures, their arms raised above their heads, like marionettes hanging in a toyshop window.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • When I want to grow up, I want to be a hairdresser / personal secretary / saleslady in a toyshop / librarian depending on how old I was.

    Archive 2009-02-01


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