No one has tagged me for this, but I’ll do it anyway (ht to Darwin Catholic
Book Meme Rules
1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.
Book: Webster’s New Twentieth Century Dictionary, Unabridged, Second Edition
Posting: (From the definition of auction [noun]):1. a public sale of items, one by one, to the highest bidder, usually by a person licensed and authorized for the purpose.
2. the property sold or offered for sale at auction. [Obs.]
3. auction bridge.
Under the circumstances, the definition of "sentence" had to be arbitrary. Page 123 started with "auchenium"; this and the next three words ("au contraire", "au courant", and "auctary") had unique definitions, i.e., only one sense, so I took each with its definition as a single sentence. I then took the actual word
"auction" and its etymology as the fifth sentence.
Step 5 has been omitted.