Public sale sentence example

public sale
  • This public sale of slaves was prohibited in the coast towns, c. 1850, under pressure from European powers, but means are found to evade the prohibition.
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  • In January-March 1769 the Penns caused to be surveyed the " Manor of Pittsburgh," a tract of about 5700 acres, including much of the original city, intending to reserve it for their private use; but in the following April they offered at public sale the lands in the remainder of their purchase of the preceding year.'
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  • Consignors typically receive anywhere from 60 to 70 percent of their sales, plus they are often given a chance to shop early before the public sale begins.
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