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A variety store selling inexpensive articles of merchandise.

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Usage examples (20)
  • Sam's garage is going to be no five-and-ten affair.
  • And I went to work at the Woolworth's five-and-ten there in
  • It is obvious that with the sleazy modern materials available in any five-and-ten a rider can produce a pretty handsome costume.
  • One time, a five-and-ten shop failed to charge us the right price for a Halloween costume; when I pointed it out, she marched back in and gave them the rest of their money.
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