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  1. dry goodsnoun

    Any product for sale that does not require special storage treatment, but especially textiles


  1. Dry goods

    Dry goods is a historic term describing the type of product line a store carries, which differs by region. The term comes from the textile trade, and the shops appear to have spread with the mercantile trade across the British colonial territories (and former territories) as a means of bringing supplies and manufactured goods out to the far-flung settlements and homesteads that were spreading around the globe. Starting in the mid-1700s, these stores began by selling supplies and textiles goods to remote communities, and many customized the products they carried to the area's needs. This continued to be the trend well into the early 1900s, but with the rise of the department stores and catalog sales, the decline of dry goods stores began, and the term has since largely fallen out of use.

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  1. Dry goods

    a commercial name for textile fabrics, cottons, woolens, linen, silks, laces, etc., -- in distinction from groceries


  1. Dry goods

    Dry goods are products such as textiles, ready-to-wear clothing, and sundries. In U.S. retailing, a dry goods store carries consumer goods that are distinct from those carried by hardware stores and grocery stores, though "dry goods" as a term for textiles has been dated back to 1742 in England or even a century earlier. Dry goods can be carried by stores specializing only in those products, or may be carried by a general store or a department store.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry goods in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dry goods in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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