from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sale for the disposal of one's whole stock of goods, furniture, etc.


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  • Lest any of you should mistake me for an oratorical clearing-sale or elocutionary bargain-counter, expect a Demosthenic display and be disappointed, I hasten to say that I am no orator as Brutus was, but simply a plain, blunt man, like Mark Antony, who spoke right on and said what he did know, or thought he knew, which was just as satisfactory to himself.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 12 1919


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