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Second-hand store   /sˈɛkənd-hænd stɔr/   Listen
Second-hand store

noun
1.
A shop that sells secondhand goods at reduced prices.  Synonym: thriftshop.






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"Second-hand store" Quotes from Famous Books



... the priestess. The only time a revolt was imminent was in the autumn of 1884 when the Conklins returned from their season at Duxbury, Massachusetts, and Mrs. Conklin took up the carpets in her house, heroically sold all of them at the second-hand store, put in new waxed floors and spread down rugs. The town uprose and hooted; the outcasts and barbarians in the Methodists and Baptist Missionary Societies rocked the Conklin home with their merriment, and ten dervishes with set faces bravely met the onslaughts of the savages; but among themselves ...
— Americans All - Stories of American Life of To-Day • Various

... limit. I have stood it for three years from the girls. I am an adept in pretending that I don't see, and I don't hear. I have got to the point where I am perfectly capable of walking into your wardrobe and taking out enough of the clothes there and selling them at a second-hand store to buy me what I require to dress me just plainly and decently. So take warning. I don't know where you are going to get the money, but you are going to get it. If you would welcome a suggestion from me, come home only half the times you dine yourself ...
— Her Father's Daughter • Gene Stratton-Porter



Words linked to "Second-hand store" :   shop, store, thriftshop



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