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BET.

On drawings, abbr. for “between.”
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Dolokhov was holding the Englishman's hand and clearly and distinctly repeating the terms of the bet, addressing himself particularly to Anatole and Pierre.
The news of the bet spread through the Reform Club, and afforded an exciting topic of conversation to its members.
When he said "I'll bet you so and so," nobody ever thought of taking him up; but still I could not help thinking it my duty to put him down.
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.
"But if you're the favorite and everybody thinks you'll win, how does anybody bet against you?"
One operation alone remained to be accomplished to bring all to a happy termination; an operation delicate and perilous, requiring infinite precautions, and against the success of which Captain Nicholl had laid his third bet. It was, in fact, nothing less than the loading of the Columbiad, and the introduction into it of 400,000 pounds of gun-cotton.
I see that you are a man of method, which I could never be; but indeed you have made a series of bets of very little advantage to yourself, allow me to tell you."
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.
I bet you, right now, I can order two beers, loud so he can hear and notice, and then whisper to the waiter to bring one, an', when the one comes, Killeny Boy'll raise a roar with the waiter."
"I bet there's been pirates on this island before, boys.