yard sale


Definition of yard sale

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garage sale, tag sale

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Examples of yard sale in a Sentence

there are signs up all over town advertising yard sales

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The page was created by two men, David Dunkleberger and his friend, Ed Sheets, after visiting Davis’ yard sale in Brownstown, Pa., in August. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, "Navy veteran, 66, with terminal cancer holds yard sales to raise money for funeral," 27 Sep. 2018 And in her spare time had a yard sale on the hottest day in Maine or drove 10 hours to Cape Cod from our home in Washington, DC, with me, my older brother and sister, and my younger half-sister in tow. Ali Wentworth, Town & Country, "The Wisdom of Muffie," 7 Jan. 2013 Common discussion topics: Restaurants, local businesses, and yard sales. Anna Orso, Philly.com, "From pizza to personal attacks: What it's like to manage a Philly neighborhood Facebook group," 30 May 2018 The plot will revolve around the search of Bo Peep, who was missing from the last film after having been sold in a yard sale. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Toy Story 4"," 13 Nov. 2018 Unfortunately these often end up collecting dust or head straight to the next yard sale. Naomi Williamson, Woman's Day, "10 Things Never to Buy a New Mom," 23 July 2014 Last year, my mom bought a magazine clutch from a guy at some crap yard sale. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Living Yard Sale to Yard Sale With My Mother, a Well Dressed Antique Dealer," 30 Aug. 2018 Enshrined in the City Charter as a showcase for the city’s historical artifacts, the museum became, over the years, a kind of cluttered repository that had the feel of a yard sale or a bric-a-brac shop. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "How the Hoagie Historian is fighting to save Philly's beleaguered History Museum | Mike Newall," 11 July 2018 This yard sale covers 824 miles across six states, from Baltimore to St. Louis, and this will be the 15th year for this collection of roadside treasures. Tracy Trobridge, Howard County Times, "Singing praises for Folly Quarter's musical groups[Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of yard sale

1972, in the meaning defined above

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