If your crop comes shorter into market than any of theirs, you won't lose your bet
, I suppose?
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.
Silas Brown, the trainer, is known to have had large bets
upon the event, and he was no friend to poor Straker.
The people about the river began to get quite absorbed in him after a while, and to make bets
with one another as to what would be the outcome of his next push.
Lydgate was playing well, and felt confident; the bets
were dropping round him, and with a swift glancing thought of the probable gain which might double the sum he was saving from his horse, he began to bet
on his own play, and won again and again.
They even offered extravagant bets
to one another that I would surely catch Demetrios, and two of them, styling themselves the committee of judges, gravely asked permission to come along with me to see how I did it.
Then there was a payment of bets
, and money clinked in Beauty Smith's hand.
Sweetsir owed 'debts of honor' (as gentlemen call them), incurred through lost bets
, to a large number of persons, and among them a bet
of five hundred pounds lost to Mr.
Ven der man bets
on himself dat is der time you bet
A standing joke in the two bureaus was the question whether he wore corsets, and bets
depended on it.
However, he had still three bets
of three, four, and five thousand dollars, respectively; and if he gained two out of these, his position would not be very bad.
But, by the bye, you have already lost three bets
with our president, as the necessary funds for the enterprise have been found, as the operation of casting has been successful, and lastly, as the Columbiad has been loaded without accident, six thousand dollars.