from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal variant of vendue.


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  • Public sales also were gatherings which they never missed, it being expected that after the "vandoo" the candidates would take the auctioneer's place.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, January, 1896

  • It took a long time, after gathering in the fall crops, for Thomas Lincoln to have a "vandoo" and sell his corn and hogs.

    The Story of Young Abraham Lincoln

  • Occasionally, by the latter part of the eighteenth century, we read the advertisement of a "vandoo" of "full-made gowns, petticoats and sacs of a genteel lady of highest fashion" -- a notice which reads uncommonly like the "forced sales" of the present day of mock-outfits of various kinds.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

  • In Pittsfield, as early as the year 1765, the pews were sold by "vandoo" to the highest bidder, in order to stop the unceasing quarrels over the seating.

    Sabbath in Puritan New England

  • Twenty-second corresponds to vingt-deuxième, which gets slurred into vandoo.

    Sort yourselves out

  • I went down to see 'em arter the vandoo, -- you know they got red o 'most everything, -- an' they had fried pork an 'apples for dinner.

    Tiverton Tales

  • The old lady bought it at a vandoo down at old Mis 'Walton Peters's after she died, so Mis' Wallis said.

    An Arrow in a Sunbeam and Other Tales

  • Portsmouth, when she once gets started, she shall go whuzzever't is, if she has to have a vandoo herself! '

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

  • The man here tells them that something might be done for her hearing by a person skilled in such things, and Miss Hoskins says 'there's a little money of the child's own, from the vandoo when her father died,' that would pay for traveling and advice, and 'ef the right sort ain't to be had in

    A Summer in Leslie Goldthwaite's Life.

  • You'll remember that I said there'd be a vandoo to-morrow.

    Driven Back to Eden


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