Origin of auction block
Examples from the Web for auction block
She listened for the gathering buzzing of voices in the next room, around the auction-block.Balcony Stories|Grace E. King
It was the auction-block horror that first prompted him to seek freedom.
The temple of American liberty was finished—the auction-block was the corner-stone.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12)|Robert G. Ingersoll
I stood by him on the auction-block; and when I stepped down, they thought they had him sure.
At last I was dressed in clean, showy clothes and led to the auction-block, where I was auctioned off to the highest bidder.Ten American Girls From History|Kate Dickinson Sweetser