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pawn shop
used in Atlas Shrugged

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a shop that offers loans to individuals who use their personal property as collateral (collateral means the property is sold by the lender if the loan isn't repaid)
  • She looked at him, she looked around them-there was a filthy mattress hanging on somebody's window sill, a pawnshop across the street, a garbage pail at the stoop beside them-one did not ask such a question in such a place, she did not know what it meant, and she answered, "I guess I ....
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (29% in)
  • From behind the rotted posts of what had once been a corner vegetable stand, Dagny glanced furtively back at the street: the rare lamp posts broke the street into separate islands, she could see a pawnshop in the first patch of light, a saloon in the next, a church in the farthest, and black gaps between them; the sidewalks were deserted; it was hard to tell, but the street seemed empty.
    3.8 Part 3 Chapter 8 — The Egoist (29% in)

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