auctioneer


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auctioneer

a person who conducts an auction by announcing the lots and controlling the bidding
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Jasper has closed his eyes as the auctioneer has deepened his voice.
Jasper,' resumes the auctioneer, producing his scrap of manuscript, 'Mrs.
THOMAS SAPSEA, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, ESTATE AGENT, &c., OF THIS CITY.
A longer pause, while the auctioneer redoubled his persuasions.
A heavy drag--the auctioneer persuaded, pleaded, implored--it was useless, everybody remained silent--
"Good!" cried the auctioneer. "Going, going--one--two--"
The stentorian tones of the auctioneer, calling out to clear the way, now announced that the sale was about to commence.
"Come, now, young un," said the auctioneer, giving the boy a touch with his hammer, "be up and show your springs, now."
At last, when the competition had been prolonged for some time, the elephant captain and lady desisted from the race; and the hammer coming down, the auctioneer said:--"Mr.
Rabourdin and his wife believed in the mysterious protector to whom the auctioneer alluded.
It must be seen to be appreciated, as the auctioneers say.
I moved toward the bed, every nerve already aching with the foreknowledge of the pain that was to be dealt it, and sat down, while my amazed and angry soul dropped, gulf by gulf, into that horror of great darkness which is spoken of in the Bible, and which, as auctioneers say, must be experienced to be appreciated.