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Vendue   Listen
Vendue  n.  A public sale of anything, by outcry, to the highest bidder; an auction. (Obsoles.)
Vendue master, one who is authorized to sell any property by vendue; an auctioneer. (Obsoles.)

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"Vendue" Quotes from Famous Books

... move to the farm, and once the girls had the scare of their lives. And they attended a great "vendue" too. ...
— Wyn's Camping Days - or, The Outing of the Go-Ahead Club • Amy Bell Marlowe

... was passive. A vendue was called, and three thousand dollars in cash realized. This succour came just in time, for it saved the merchant's credit, and met his pressing demands, until he could turn the paper given in part payment for his house, into money. From that time he began to feel his business ...
— Finger Posts on the Way of Life • T. S. Arthur

... Gazette, came into existence; and four years later, 1729, there appeared in it an advertisement stating that "a competent bookkeeper may be heard of" at the "Coffee House." In 1730 another advertisement in the same journal tells of a sale of land by public vendue (auction) to be held ...
— All About Coffee • William H. Ukers

... N. sale, vent, disposal; auction, roup, Dutch auction; outcry, vendue[obs3]; custom &c. (traffic) 794. vendibility, vendibleness[obs3]. seller; vender, vendor; merchant &c. 797; auctioneer. V. sell, vend, dispose of, effect a sale; sell over the counter, sell by auction &c. n.; dispense, retail; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... that certain stones have brought such and such prices, they refuse to sell any for a smaller price, but retain them until the next festa, when they carry them in succession to all the mercanti di pietre in Rome, to see which will offer the highest price,—a kind of vendue which evinces greater trade-cleverness than the Italians get credit for, and which has the effect of bringing the dealers at once to their best terms. No matter what price you offer, they never accept it until they have ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866 • Various

... had not been able to pay his debts. The mortgage on the farm had been foreclosed. Day of sale had come. The sheriff stood on a box reading the terms of vendue. All payments to be made in six months. The auctioneer took his place. The old man and his wife and the children all cried as the piano, and the chairs, and the pictures, and the carpets, and the bedsteads ...
— Around The Tea-Table • T. De Witt Talmage

... take photographs and write descriptions of the magnificent and splendid halls and chambers, picture-galleries and museums, before they should be dismantled by the rapacious purchasers who flocked to the vendue of Lone, to profit by ...
— The Lost Lady of Lone • E.D.E.N. Southworth

Words linked to "Vendue" :   auction sale, underbid, upset price, sale, outbid, overbid, tender, offer, bid, auction, by-bid

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