big box

big box

(1) Large square or rectangular building with ample parking,suitable for a wide variety of retail tenants.(2) Regular users of such space, such as Wal-Mart,Target, or Home Depot. An example of usage is,“I'm working with a big box and need to find 12 to 16 acres to buy. Do you have anything?”

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She reached this place in safety, but no sooner had she seized fast hold of the slats of the big box in which the chickens were kept than the wind, as if enraged because the little girl dared to resist its power, suddenly redoubled its fury.
Shuttleworthy's heart good to see the old fellow swallow it, as he did, quart after quart; so that, one day, when the wine was in and the wit as a natural consequence, somewhat out, he said to his crony, as he slapped him upon the back -- "I tell you what it is, 'Old Charley,' you are, by all odds, the heartiest old fellow I ever came across in all my born days; and, since you love to guzzle the wine at that fashion, I'll be darned if I don't have to make thee a present of a big box of the Chateau-Margaux.
It came at length, however, -- a monstrously big box of it there was, too -- and as the whole party were in excessively good humor, it was decided, nem.
He opened the big box, and Dorothy saw that it was filled with spectacles of every size and shape.
Marilla had sent a big box of preserves, and darkly hinted at a hamper for Thanksgiving, and Mrs.
Aunt Josephine sent us out a big box with ever so many things in it--and this is for you.
At first I had supposed "the dead man's chest" to be that identical big box of his upstairs in the front room, and the thought had been mingled in my nightmares with that of the one-legged seafaring man.
Go out and buy me a big box of Huntley & Palmer's biscuits; any sort you like, only they must be theirs, and absolutely the biggest box they sell.
This story is told by the family with the fiercest mystification; but I really think Mrs MacNab prefers her own original tale: that the Other Man (or whatever it is) crawls out every night from the big box in the corner, which is kept locked all day.
The chief thing is he is 'a man of business and /seems/ kind,' that was something, wasn't it, to send the bags and big box for them
While this monument was under inspection our interesting couple had the house to themselves, and they spent some time on a pretty terrace where certain windows of the second floor opened--a little rootless verandah which overhung, in a manner, obliquely, all the magnificence of the view; the immense sweep of the river, the artistic plantations, the last-century garden with its big box hedges and remains of old espaliers.
Big Box and Department Store retailers in the countdown to the biggest shopping season of the year.