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Woolworth

[woo l-wurth] /ˈwʊlˌwɜrθ/
noun
1.
Frank Winfield
[win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/ (Show IPA),
1852–1919, U.S. merchant.
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  • I came home on the Woolworth Special, that's the 5.10 train.

    Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Woolworth only tells you what you can get for five or ten cents.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • And so reassuring, too, as though they couldn't have been manufactured for Woolworth's.

  • Suppose witnesses had sworn that Judge Woolworth wrote this will.

  • He seized the keys and called central in the Woolworth tower.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • In such a box more than ten Woolworth buildings could be easily placed.

    The Victory At Sea William Sowden Sims
  • He usually comes home from the city on the Woolworth Special.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • We call it the Woolworth Special because it gets to Bridgeboro at five ten.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • I thought for a moment that the Woolworth tower had crawled into bed with me.

    Biltmore Oswald J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Woolworth

Woolworth

/ˈwʊlwəθ/
noun
1.
Frank Winfield (ˈwɪnˌfiːld). 1852–1919, US merchant; founder of an international chain of department stores selling inexpensive goods
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