Inexpensiveness


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Inexpensiveness

bargain basement
sale of old stock at highly discounted prices. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Five and Ten
popular sobriquet for various department stores, which at one time sold no item for more than a dime. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
flea market
yard sale of used items at low prices. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Louisiana Purchase
about one third the area of the U.S. bought from Napoleon for $15 million (1803). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 293]
Manhattan
Manhattan Indians sold the island to Dutch West India Company supposedly for about $24 worth of merchandise (1626). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 305]
Mickey Mouse
squeaky-voiced cartoon hero; the term is often used in alluding to things of minor significance or expense. [Am. Cinema: EB, VI: 862; Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Seward’s Folly
Alaska, purchased from Russia by Henry Seward for 2 cents an acre (1867). [Am. Hist.: Payton, 610]
tag sale
yard sale of used items, usually at very low prices. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
Woolworth’s
international five-and-dime store. [Am. Commerce: NCE, 3004]
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