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wagererPart of speech: Noun Usage examples "wagerer":
- In spite of himself, the lion- tamer, fascinated by terror, could not take his eyes from the large green eyes of this man, and it seemed as if every one of the abrupt movements which he made in crawling along, was produced by a species of magnetic attraction, caused by the fixed gaze of the fatal wagerer. - "The Wandering Jew, Book VIII.", Eugene Sue.
- But besides those who are but the thieves of the trade, there is a method as effectual to get money as possible, managed with more appearing honesty, but no less art, by which the wagerer, in confederacy with the office- keeper, shall lay vast sums, great odds, and yet be always sure to win. - "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.
- For example: A town in Flanders, or elsewhere, during the war is besieged; perhaps at the beginning of the siege the defence is vigorous, and relief probable, and it is the opinion of most people the town will hold out so long, or perhaps not be taken at all: the wagerer has two or three more of his sort in conjunction, of which always the office- keeper is one; and they run down all discourse of the taking the town, and offer great odds it shall not be taken by such a day. - "An Essay Upon Projects", Daniel Defoe.