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cigar store

a retail store specializing in tobacco products, as cigars and cigarettes.
Origin of cigar store
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The minor is not prevented in the cigar store joints from gaming any more than he is prevented from drinking at the saloon bar.

  • When they looked into the cigar store Hatch and his companions had disappeared.

    Frank Merriwell's Pursuit Burt L. Standish
  • The loafers sitting on the steps of the cigar store spat idly at the wooden Indian.

    Plowing On Sunday Sterling North
  • Sebastian fixed himself firmly in his clerkship in the cigar store.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser
  • As for instance, a cigar store in the loop district makes bets on races which are being run off at Jacksonville, Florida.

  • Telephone to Bentons cigar store and theyll give me the call.

    Full-Back Foster Ralph Henry Barbour
  • It has no movie theatre, no news-stand, no cigar store, no village atheist.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley
  • Next he tries for a cigar in a cigar store, and then for a cigar in a saloon.

  • He soon found a place in a cigar store, and, after working a few weeks, he began to write home the cheering ideas he had in mind.

    Jennie Gerhardt Theodore Dreiser

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