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  • verb To sell, or buy, things at a yard sale.


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  • The owner of this vacation property in New York's Ulster County installed bamboo flooring on the first level and decorated it with flea-market and yard-sale finds.

    'Funky' Catskills Vacation Rental

  • I pruned my bushes in a dress today -- a cotton yard-sale dress.

    The Pink Dress

  • The more, the merrier—stuff and yard-sale participants.

    Lighten Up

  • He suggests for example, moving a lamp which one needs to get rid of, from the middle of the living room to the corner of a less-used room to the basement to a yard-sale.

    On cluttered spaces

  • The small back seat is no problem because he won't be using it for much of anything but carting groceries and yard-sale finds.

    2011 Nissan Juke: Chariot of the oddballs?

  • The more, the merrier—stuff and yard-sale participants.

    Lighten Up

  • William Turnage, managing trustee of the Ansel Adams Trust, was indelicate in describing the yard-sale treasure hunters: "A bunch of crooks," he sneered, "pulling a big con job."

    Ansel Adams And the Art World Name Game

  • What used to be a 'virtual yard-sale' where one could hunt for - and potentially find - a good deal on a broad variety of eclectic items has now turned (in my opinion at least) into a hybrid mass of scammers and shady garage-retailers, clumped together with a straggling, dying breed of people who used to be excited about eBay, but who are now wishing it would return to what it used to be.

    It's Now Completely Impossible To Sell A Laptop On Ebay - The Consumerist

  • Plenty of furniture, too, a jumble of cast-off antiques and yard-sale specials, amassed slowly over the years—spared, salvaged, saved.


  • But Mr. Rodriguez or his lawyers might also argue that the ball is more like a $50 yard-sale painting that turns out to be a $100,000 work by Picasso.

    Tax Issues Surround A-Rod's Ball


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