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- the shutting of most of the shops in a town one afternoon each week
- (as adjective)early-closing day
the day on which this happensThursday is early closing in Aylesbury
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How to use early closing in a sentence
The owner, Denton Offutt, had proved more ambitious than wise, and Lincoln saw that an early closing by the sheriff was probable.
Perhaps the mode of formation of the vitreous humour in Mammalia may be correlated with the early closing of the choroid slit.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1|Francis Maitland Balfour
This early closing was the result of an “appeal unto Cæsar.”
Indeed, where she would get provisions I don't know, for it's early closing, and even such shops as we have here are shut.Arundel|Edward Frederic Benson
The laws which regulate retail shops do not aim at securing what is known as early closing.The Long White Cloud|William Pember Reeves