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butcher shop

a shop in which meat, poultry, and sometimes fish are sold.
Origin of butcher shop
An Americanism dating back to 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Thompson kept one of the stores, while Cleveland was proprietor of the butcher shop.

    Gold Stewart White
  • She had a butcher shop; but, rather curiously, she was also a money-lender.

  • Belle was at the butcher shop across the street, telephoning.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • They might have been bought at a butcher shop; then again, they might have been stolen.

    The Crimson Flash Roy J. Snell
  • They won't tell where they got it, but very likely they robbed some butcher shop.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • It looks just like the beef bought at the butcher shop which is the muscle of a cow or ox.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • Old Joe has shoulders like the biggest hams in a butcher shop, and you can trust him like a Newfoundland dog.

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair
  • God help him now, though; his father made him go back to work in a butcher shop or something of the sort.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Afterward you shall stay in the butcher shop until the citizens of Perugia kneel before me and beg me to have pity on you!

    Such is Life Frank Wedekind

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