Definition of Auction block
1. Noun. A platform from which an auctioneer sells. "They put their paintings on the block"
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Literary usage of Auction block
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American States, Churches, and Slavery by Joshua Rhodes Balme (1862)
"SLAVES SOLD ON THE auction block. Like other property, slaves are put up for sale. The auctioneer sometimes dwells on their physical capabilities, ..."
2. American State Trials: A Collection of the Important and Interesting by John Davison Lawson, Robert Lorenzo Howard (1918)
"... and electing the officers of the State, you, the members of the colored race, stood at the whipping post, or crouched at the auction block. ..."
3. Ambassador Morgenthau's Story by Henry Morgenthau (1918)
"CHAPTER XXI BULGARIA ON THE auction block THE failure of the Allied fleet at the Dardanelles did not definitely settle the fate of Constantinople. ..."
4. The American Library Annual: Including Index to Dates of Current Events (1915)
"The auction block 193 1. The Eyes of the World 333 4. Hidden Children 96 3. The Prince of Graustark 179 6. Perch of the Devil 79 5. ..."
5. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1912)
"Now he still buys an occasional sound and tasteful subscription set; but he awaits it at the auction block, where he pays value. Many, however, whose book ..."
6. A History of the People of the United States: From the Revolution to the by John Bach McMaster (1910)
"Scenes at the auction block, the physical examination by prospective buyers, the exposure for sale of young girls whose fine features and light color made ..."