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On drawings, abbr. for “between.”
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"I bet fifty imperials"- he spoke French that the Englishman might understand him, but he did, not speak it very well- "I bet fifty imperials...
Everybody knows that England is the world of betting men, who are of a higher class than mere gamblers; to bet is in the English temperament.
I will not be bound to say that I ever heard him make use of such a figure of speech as "I'll bet you a dollar." It was usually "I'll bet you what you please," or "I'll bet you what you dare," or "I'll bet you a trifle," or else, more significantly still, "I'll bet the Devil my head."
There could be no reason why he should not play at billiards, but he was determined not to bet. As to money just now, Fred had in his mind the heroic project of saving almost all of the eighty pounds that Mr.
And she'd a white star on her brow, I'll bet a penny?" The farrier leaned forward with his hands on his knees as he put this question, and his eyes twinkled knowingly.
"Yea, Mopo, I jest; yet as a jest take thou the bet."
"I'll bet he's got dyspepsia right now!" Martin challenged.
"That a man bets ten dollars at the ring side that I win against six dollars another man is betting that I lose."
At last, Providence being propitious, this wonderful loading came to a happy termination, Captain Nicholl's third bet being thus lost.
"Why, I bet you Johnny Miller couldn't any more do this than nothing.
"I never bet in the teeth of a pat hand," he said slowly, looking at the saloon-keeper.
"I'll bet a hundred francs that Baudoyer will never be head of the division."

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