mud sale
 n.— «Thousands of new and used items ready for auction, from handmade furniture to groceries to livestock, spilled out of the town fire hall onto adjoining fields and under tents, while buyers from near and far—Amish, their close religious cousins the Mennonites and “outsiders,” or non-Amish locals and tourists—joined the search for good deals. It was the first of the 2005 mud sales. Mud sales, named for the soggy ground of the season, have been a rite of spring in Lancaster County for 40 years.» —“Dutch Auctions, With a Pennsylvania Twist” by Rich Beattie in Pa. New York Times Mar. 18, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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