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depot

  1. a business premise which is used to warehouse (i.e. store) goods in transit as part of a physical DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL engaged in the movement of goods from their place of manufacture to WHOLESALERS and RETAILERS of the product.
  2. a business premise which is used to provide a central parking facility for fleet operators of lorries, vans, coaches and buses who are engaged in the distribution of goods and the provision of travel services.
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Some ragged little boys from the depot sold pop and iced lemonade under a white umbrella at the corner, and made faces at the spruce youngsters who came to dance.
At last there was something to do in those long, empty summer evenings, when the married people sat like images on their front porches, and the boys and girls tramped and tramped the board sidewalks-- northward to the edge of the open prairie, south to the depot, then back again to the post-office, the ice-cream parlour, the butcher shop.
When the train glided into the depot he was on his feet and ready to leave it.
The day after the letter arrived in New Orleans, Susan and Emmeline were attached, and sent to the depot to await a general auction on the following morning; and as they glimmer faintly upon us in the moonlight which steals through the grated window, we may listen to their conversation.
Its wires are waiting at the dock and the depot, so that a tourist may sit in his stateroom and talk with a friend in some distant office.
Only a third of Home Depots, for example, currently offer self-checkout.