Definition of Raffle off
1. Verb. Dispose of in a lottery. "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
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Literary usage of Raffle off
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. War Letters of a Disbanded Volunteer: Embracing His Experiences as Honest by Joseph Barber (1864)
"... and I predicate ef they could git Mount Vernon they'd put it inter a lottery and raffle off the bones of Washington at so mutch a chanst. ..."
2. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"It is the practice of the Russian societies to raffle off all specimens imported, which makes it impossible for their members to put even a short distance ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"... who set a fancy price on his bird, and failing to find a purchaser, at last accounts, was trying to raffle off his rara avis at two dollars a chance.—5. ..."
4. Journal by Kentucky, House of Representatives, General Assembly (1853)
"A bill to allow mechanics to raffle off articles made for and exhibited at any public fair. On motion of Mr. Read—52. A bill for the benefit of Common ..."
5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"An agreement by one person to take all the chances on a proposed scheme to raffle off property, thereby eliminating all the elements of chance and fixing a ..."