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[woo l-wurth] /ˈwʊlˌwɜrθ/
Frank Winfield
[win-feeld] /ˈwɪnˌfild/ (Show IPA),
1852–1919, U.S. merchant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He usually comes home from the city on the Woolworth Special.

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • Woolworth only tells you what you can get for five or ten cents.

    Paris Vistas Helen Davenport Gibbons
  • Occasionally, a faulty valve lets go, and the sleeper dreams he is falling from the Woolworth Tower.

    Tenting To-night Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • He seized the keys and called central in the Woolworth tower.

    The Fall of a Nation Thomas Dixon
  • In fifteen minutes an automobile dashed across the bridge and drew up on the curb at the Woolworth building.

    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
  • I came home on the Woolworth Special, that's the 5.10 train.

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

    Roy Blakeley Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  • To illustrate: A window-dresser is decorating the window in Woolworth's.

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
British Dictionary definitions for Woolworth


Frank Winfield (ˈwɪnˌfiːld). 1852–1919, US merchant; founder of an international chain of department stores selling inexpensive goods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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