from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
scalper, n., 3.
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"Well, he would always have the excuse that the only thing he seen of the Peace Treaty before he signed it was a dotted line, Mawruss," Abe said, "and also, Mawruss, it is just possible that the return half of them German peace delegates will read _via_ Amsterdam, and that before taking a three years 'lease of an Amsterdam apartment some of them peace delegates would first visit a ticket-scalper and get that much off their minds, anyway."
Potash and Perlmutter Settle Things Montague Glass 1905