Definition of Auction house
1. Noun. A firm that conducts auctions.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Auction House
Literary usage of Auction house
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. "Drifting About"; Or, What "Jeems Pipes, of Pipesville," Saw-and-did. An by Stephen C. Massett (1863)
"THE shanty on J street that we had hired for three hundred dollars per month, looked more like a stable than an "auction house/7 and had been occupied as a ..."
2. Agricultural Economics: A Selection of Materials in which Economic by Edwin Griswold Nourse (1916)
"The auction house guarantees the seller against loss arising from the ... The auction .house after the -i sale furnishes the seller with an exact copy of ..."
3. 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 (1877)
"DEAR SIR : I am collecting a stock of books for a great cheap sale at my auction house, to run from December ist to January sth, during which time I will ..."
4. Commercial Precedents: Selected from the Column of Replies and Decisions of by Charles Putzel, H. A. Bähr (1881)
"We afterwards find imperfection in the goods, and the manufacturer makes an arrangement with ono auction house to receive the goods from us and pay us, ..."
5. A Tour of St. Louis; Or, The Inside Life of a Great City by Joseph A. Dacus, James William Buel (1878)
"Every city now has its representative auction house, because they are essential to public convenience, the telephone of communication, as it were, ..."
6. The Old Merchants of New York City by Walter Barrett (1885)
"I think that about 1833 the house of Haggerty, Aus tin & Co., was the largest auction house in this city, if not in the world. ..."