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cattle market

(Brit, slang) a situation or place, such as a beauty contest or nightclub, in which women are felt to be, or feel themselves to be, on display and judged solely by their appearance
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  • The wool market of the world is low, and so is the cattle market.

    The Land of the Kangaroo Thomas Wallace Knox
  • The only market to lose money is the cattle market, which shows a deficit of $8,000.

    A Terminal Market System Mrs. Elmer Black
  • Donald Cameron was well known in Wirreeford when it began to be a cattle market of importance.

    The Pioneers Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • A portion of the square was used as a cattle market for many years.

    Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2) William Henry Atherton
  • There were many fine figures of men in this cattle market, all busy at the game of buying 70 and selling.

    Brittany Mortimer Menpes and Dorothy Menpes
  • Some markets, such as the cattle market, were held in the streets.

    Life in a Medival City Edwin Benson
  • The rooms in the attica may have been used for the accommodation of some of the officials of the cattle market.

    Old Rome Robert Burn
  • One of them, facing the south, was partly removed in 1840, with the intention of forming a cattle market.

    East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
  • The cattle market was held in Gaol Lane within the recollection of aged persons now living.

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