small stores

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n small stores personal items conforming to regulations that are sold aboard ship or at a naval base and charged to the person's pay
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Usage

In literature:

The people coming and going, the traffic of the stores, the dwellings with small cultivated plots around them warmed Jim like a fire.
"The Mascot of Sweet Briar Gulch" by Henry Wallace Phillips
The room he had directed him to was over a small store on the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Here he obtained a canoe from the Indians, and, with a small store of grub, set off on his own.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Wooden canisters, such as tobacco is often stored in, make very good substitutes if small holes are bored in the side.
"Practical Taxidermy" by Montagu Browne
Why don't you hire a small store, and do a general periodical business?
"Luke Walton" by Horatio Alger
They spent their time and much of their money in the French stores, buying small articles of various kinds.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
Tree seeds that have been stored over winter should now be planted in rows in a small plot.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Small cutters of ivy, oak, and other leaves can readily be purchased at the large house-furnishing stores.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Among my father's customers was the widow Appleby, who conducted a small grocery store on a side street in town.
"The Boys of Crawford's Basin" by Sidford F. Hamp
The quantity of its store, great or small, is therefore in many respects indifferent to it, and cannot be inferred from its aspect.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

By the poor widow's oil and meal
Elijah was sustained;
Though small the stock it lasted well,
For God the store maintained.
"The Meal And Cruse Of Oil" by John Newton
Though, like the widow's meal, thy store
Shou'd be but small — yet in a trice
(If thou dost strictly God adore)
He'll make that little store suffice.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
"And out of these, you must contrive
A dwelling large enough for five;
Neat, warm, and snug; with comfort stored;
Where five small things may lodge and board."
"The Sparrow's Nest" by Mary Botham Howitt
Unclenched, the gracious hands
Let slip their gifts like sands
Made rich with ore
That tongues of beggars ravish
From small stout hands so lavish
Of their store.
"A Child's Battles" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"Though small was your allowance,
You saved a little store;
And those who save a little
Shall get a plenty more."
As the lawyer read this compliment,
Tom's eyes were running o'er.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
And it kem. It was small;
It was dream-like and weak;
It wore store clothes--that's all
That we knew, so to speak;
But it called itself "Billson, Thought-Reader"--which ain't half a
name for its cheek!
"The Thought-Reader Of Angels" by Francis Bret Harte

In news:

Wal-Mart to accelerate small store growth.
Walmart plans a modest acceleration of its small-format stores in the coming years as investors were assured Wednesday morning that financial returns are now comparable with the company's large supercenters.
The small store on Northern Lights Boulevard started with two artists about six years ago.
The owner, Ahmed Omar and his family, have just added a small restaurant in the grocery store.
Healthcare…taxes…employment…profits…what does 2013 hold in store for small business.
Mom and pop stores say they saw more green this "Small Business Saturday.".
Black Friday now 'three-day event': Boulder stores gear up for Small Business Saturday.
The man was carrying a small handgun when he entered the Dollar General store at 401 S Lewis Ave about 9:10 pm and demanded money from a clerk, Cpl.
These small independent stores are more than holding their own against the mighty big-box chains.
Early this year when the state put its network of liquor stores on the auction block, many small-business people saw it as their path to prosperity.
The Big Fun Toy Store, in the suburb of Cleveand Heights, Ohio, is a small business that has dealt with the ups and downs of the state's economy over the last several years.
After an organized prank, a small store in the remote city of Kodiak Alaska had racked up the most votes.
South Valley Stores Loving Small Biz Saturday.
In an article appearing in the June 29, 1938 issue, Mac Smith, a Detroit merchandising counselor, wrote on the growing opportunities for contractors to install air conditioning equipment in small retail stores and restaurants.
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal- Mart Stores Inc is accelerating the expansion of small stores, particularly its Neighborhood Market stores, as it looks to compete with a variety of rivals from dollar stores to drug chains.
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In science:

The need to minimize memory transfers and hence ensure that the generator states can be stored in shared memory seems to ask for RNGs with very small states.
Random number generators for massively parallel simulations on GPU
Exponential amplification of the field by the small-scale dynamo will occur only while the kinematic approximation holds, i.e. while the energy stored in the magnetic field is much smaller than the energy stored in the small-scale turbulent motions.
The First Stars
The information from within the forest called the observations, can be easily obtained from stored historical overhead pictures and analyzed pixel by pixel for each small area.
Properties of Quick Simulation Random Fields
All that is needed is for the network topology to be highly clustered or modular, and for small groups of neurons to store one bit of information, as opposed to the conventional view which assumes one bit per neuron.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
In the “feed-back on” condition, the power fluctuactions in the two cavities never exceed a small percentage of the stored power.
Alignment procedure for the VIRGO Interferometer: experimental results from the Frascati prototype
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