rummage sale

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rummage sale a sale of donated articles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rummage sale a clearance sale of unclaimed goods in a public store, or of odds and ends which have accumulated in a shop.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rummage sale a sale of unclaimed goods
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Room-age.

Usage

In literature:

Say; how do you come to be at this bed bargain-counter rummage sale.
"Strictly Business" by O. Henry
Several churches held what they called 'Rummage' or 'jumble' sales.
"The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists" by Robert Tressell
It had been bought at a rummage sale, and she was told that it suited her.
"The Untilled Field" by George Moore
Would Your Grace hold me greatly to blame were I to raffle them at our next rummage sale?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, April 25, 1917" by Various
And Amy was going to send them to a Rummage Sale!
"The Cromptons" by Mary J. Holmes
The discarded uniforms of the Garde Civique were piled high along one side, as if for a rummage sale.
"A Journal From Our Legation in Belgium" by Hugh Gibson
A rummage sale of toys added quite a large sum to the general fund.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
They'll come in for that rummage sale Teddie was telling us about.
"For the Sake of the School" by Angela Brazil
We sold them all at the Rummage Sale.
"The Youngest Girl in the Fifth" by Angela Brazil
When ten o'clock come an' it was time to open the door, the Rummage Sale was over, an' the Auxiliary hed bought the whole thing themselves.
"Friendship Village" by Zona Gale
It was only going to be sent to a rummage sale, so we may just as well have it.
"The Head Girl at the Gables" by Angela Brazil
And then there'll be one of them for a rummage sale.
"The Turner Twins" by Ralph Henry Barbour
When I went to see about a job on the railway she sent a lot of my things to a rummage sale.
"A Drake by George!" by John Trevena
But I told her no, I'd just rummage around awhile longer to see what else there was for sale.
"Georgina's Service Stars" by Annie Fellows Johnston
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In news:

Pumpkin Patch rummage sale in Warren is rescheduled for Nov 24.
BATESVILLE — With this great weather comes a wave of annual church rummage sales.
The St John's United Church of Christ School-house Rummage Sale began 11 years old.
Rummage sales this weekend.
That includes the semi-annual rummage sale at Christ Church in Binghamton.
VERGENNES A Classy Rummage Sale will be held Wednesday-Friday, August 13-15, 9 a.m.-7 pm, and again Saturday, August 16, 9 a.m.-2 pm at Your Turn Resale Shoppe, 151 Main St in downtown Vergennes.
Grandview United Presbyterian Church is holding Rummage Sales every Saturday from 11 am to 3 p.m.
Rummage sale followed recipe for success.
The parishioner's of St Lawrence Catholic Church have been busy cleaning out their cupboards and their attics in preparation for their annual fall rummage sale, which begins October 5.
Ruby Cheeks, Rummage Sale .
The Elburn and Countryside Community Center is looking for items for its “Naked†Rummage Sale , set for Saturday, April 18.
Ladies Board Rummage Sale .
Members of Altrusa International of Escanaba recently held their first time ever rummage sale .
The Flint Institute of Music will hold a rummage sale this Friday and Saturday at the FIM at 1025 E Kearsley Street in Flint.
Special Christmas fair, rummage sale .
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