For example, when the auctioneer hammers the gavel , a binding contract exists immediately.
The warning didn't register with one windbag, and the committee members signaled the emcee to gavel the person off the dais.
It ended in furore and the mayor had to use her gavel to restore order.
But this isn't a TV drama where the judge bangs down the gavel decisively and victims leap up to the cheers of supporters.
The judge bangs his gavel and then gets up and exits the courtroom.
The judge banged his gavel , dismissing the court for lunch.
With members of Congress itching to gavel their lame duck session to a close, the biggest hurdle remains a catch-all spending bill that's now weeks overdue.
Then, with a final stroke of his gavel , the auctioneer declared that the auction was over.
The judge banged his gavel several times to demand silence, but he couldn't be heard above the noise that was increasing by the minute.
I wasn't sure what was happening as the judge banged his gavel on the bench and the court was adjourned.