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a social event, usually to raise funds, at which individually prepared and contributed box lunches or dinners are auctioned off to the participants, the highest bidder in each case often having the privilege of sharing the meal with its preparer.
Historical Examples

The Woman Who Toils Mrs. John Van Vorst and Marie Van Vorst
Land of the Burnt Thigh Edith Eudora Kohl


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