roup sale

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roup sale (plural roup sales)

  1. (Scottish and Northern English) An auction.
    • 2014, Bob Harris, Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820:
      Moreover, facilitated by the burgeoning secondhand market in furniture and other household goods, created through roup sales and auctions, the furnishing and decoration of much more modest households had undergone changes that were, in their way, just as significant by about 1800.

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