In common parlance, and in the language of the auction-room, prop- erty is understood to be “struck oft” or “knocked down,” when the auctioneer, by the fall of his hammer, or by any other audible or visible announcement, signifies to the bidder that he is entitled to the property on paying the amount of his bid, according to the terms of the sale. Sherwood v. lteade, 7 Hill (N. Y.) 439. In practice. A court is said to “strike off” a case when it directs the removal of the case from the record or docket, as being one over which it has no jurisdiction and no power to hear and determine it

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