The human equivalent of a chemical oxidation - reduction reaction.

A retail practice or form of prestidigitation in which the customer is deluded into not-thinking that he is getting a bargain. Often attended, in cartoons at least, by people in unusual, often paisley-bedecked clothes with ferocious manners and voracious consumer appetites. A kind of conditioning used to catalyze a consumer society which will eventually no longer be necessary.

Sale (?), n.

See 1st Sallow.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

© Webster 1913.


Sale, n. [Icel. sala, sal, akin to E.sell. See Sell, v. t.]

1.

The act of selling; the transfer of property, or a contract to transfer the ownership of property, from one person to another for a valuable consideration, or for a price in money.

2.

Opportunity of selling; demand; market.

They shall have ready sale for them. Spenser.

3.

Public disposal to the highest bidder, or exposure of goods in market; auction.

Sir W. Temple.

Bill of sale. See under Bill. -- Of sale, On sale, For sale, to be bought or sold; offered to purchasers; in the market. -- To set to sale, to offer for sale; to put up for purchase; to make merchandise of. [Obs.]

Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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