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pawn shop
used in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

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Definition
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)
  • Mr. Tomony who owned the pawnshop came home in a hansom cab from his spendthrift evening in New York.
    Chapter 6 (79% in)
  • He had never set foot inside his pawnshop which he had inherited along with an efficient manager.
    Chapter 6 (80% in)
  • Francie liked the pawnshop almost the best—not for the treasures prodigiously thrown into its barred windows; not for the shadowy adventure of shawled women slipping into the side entrance, but for the three large golden balls that hung high above the shop and gleamed in the sun or swayed languorously like heavy golden apples when the wind blew.
    Chapter 16 (3% in)

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