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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Dumb-bidding.
 
A sale by auction effected thus: The owner fixes an upset-price on an article, writes it on a slip of paper, and covers the slip up. The article is then offered to the bidders, and withdrawn unless some bid reaches the upset price.   1
 


 Dumb-bells.Dumb-cow (To). 

 
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