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Sub Hasta

By auction. When an auction took place among the Romans, it was customary to stick a spear in the ground to give notice of it to the public. In London we hang from the first-floor window a strip of bed-room carpet.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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