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,' resumes the auctioneer, producing his scrap of manuscript, 'Mrs.
THOMAS SAPSEA, AUCTIONEER, VALUER, ESTATE AGENT, &c.
The auctioneer inclines his head, as one accepting his due and giving a receipt; and invites the entering Durdles to take off that glass of wine (handing the same), for it will warm him.
Come, now, young un," said the auctioneer, giving the boy a touch with his hammer, "be up and show your springs, now.
His fine figure, alert limbs, and bright face, raised an instant competition, and half a dozen bids simultaneously met the ear of the auctioneer.
Rabourdin and his wife believed in the mysterious protector to whom the auctioneer alluded.
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.
There are times when the auctioneer, realizing someone has overbid - usually through a panicked expression - will stop the proceedings and ask the person if he or she meant to bid the last amount, Elkies said.
com)-- John Nicholls, president of the Nicholls Auction Marketing Group, has received the National Auto Auction Association (NAAA) Bernie Hart Memorial Auctioneer Award for 2015.
He holds over 25 years of experience as auctioneer, sales manager, and principal, in auctioneering firms in Saskatchewan and has worked as President and a director of the board for the Saskatchewan Auctioneers Association.
It has given me much more confidence in my work as an auctioneer and valuer.