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small stores

plural noun, Navy.
personal articles of regulation issue sold to sailors by a supply officer and charged to their pay, as extra clothing.
Origin of small stores
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Under it were several lockers for the galley utensils and small stores.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • The small stores came on board for the cabin, and Dan McCoy persuaded me to try the flavour of a bottle of cherry-bounce.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • We received from her an additional supply of tobacco, and other small stores.

  • There surely she could find a room, and perhaps in one of the small stores what she failed to secure in the larger, a position.

    The Street of Seven Stars Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The small stores there, if they are of any pretentions, are now almost invariably called shops.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
  • There are two or three small stores, a post office, two liveries and the railroad station half a mile away.

    How To Write Special Feature Articles Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
  • small stores fetched ten and twelve thousand dollars a year; while board at the best hotels was five dollars a day.

    The Golden Dream R.M. Ballantyne
  • Here was another store-ship for us, with plenty of provisions, slops, and small stores.

  • I had put a clean box on the wagon to contain the small stores I had purchased.

    Field and Forest Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for small stores

small stores

plural noun
(navy) personal items, such as clothing, sold aboard ship or at a naval base Compare slop chest
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