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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.
There could be no reason why he should not play at billiards, but he was determined not to bet.
And she'd a white star on her brow, I'll bet a penny?
Yea, Mopo, I jest; yet as a jest take thou the bet.
An' I'll bet he's not particularly joyful at seein' others have a good time.
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'll bet a hundred francs that Baudoyer will never be head of the division.
Jim said he bet she did think of it by the time the men was ready to start, and he believed they must a gone up-town to get a dog and so they lost all that time, or else we wouldn't be here on a towhead sixteen or seventeen mile below the village -- no, indeedy, we would be in that same old town again.