yard sale

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Examples of yard sale in a Sentence

there are signs up all over town advertising yard sales
Recent Examples on the Web In this rebooted version of Chucky’s story, a small town is terrorized by a string of murders following the appearance of a vintage Chucky doll at a yard sale. Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Chucky TV series coming to Syfy," 11 Jan. 2020 The Cullman Times reported that sixth-grader Denna Chivers has been helping the Cullman County Animal Shelter for three years by holding yard sales and giving the proceeds to the operation. USA TODAY, "$4 million dome home, owl surprise Christmas guest, cold sea turtles, red snapper: News from around our 50 states," 23 Dec. 2019 How about checking out a downsizing yard sale at 5876 Bellanca Drive starting at 8 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m.? Susan Harrison, baltimoresun.com, "Lifelong Elkridge resident honored for dedication to Howard fire service," 23 Oct. 2019 Recently, organizers held a huge indoor yard sale to raise money for propane to provide heat and other supplies for homeless individuals during the winter months. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "Alabama man’s grieving heart healed by helping homeless," 8 Oct. 2019 Think of it as quite possibly the world’s biggest yard sale. New York Times, "Nail Clippers, a Parking Meter and a River Barge: This Is N.Y.C.’s Yard Sale," 25 Dec. 2019 This, an increasingly popular option among millennials and Gen Z, could be something the giver has received and no longer wants or needs, or something purchased from a flea market, yard sale, or thrift store, or site like thredUP, Sell and Tradesy. Kim Fitzsimons, NBC News, "How to (politely) avoid getting unwanted gifts," 8 Dec. 2019 Other suggestions included churches that help resettle refugee families, consignment shops for crystal and silver, library sales that will take books and CDs, plus yard sales, shelters and thrift shops. Victoria Fogg, chicagotribune.com, "You probably have too much stuff. Here’s how to pare it down.," 15 Nov. 2019 Other suggestions included churches that help resettle refugee families, consignment shops for crystal and silver, library sales that will take books and CDs, plus yard sales, shelters and thrift shops. Washington Post, "We asked experienced declutterers for their best tricks," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of yard sale

1972, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yard sale was in 1972

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17 Jan 2020

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“Yard sale.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yard%20sale. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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