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    a riverboat gambler

    "The President seemed not to be having any second thoughts. He was smiling like a riverboat gambler about to bet his last dollar."
    If it is about a pinball machine, it is not the machine who bets I suppose, a player does, doesn't he?
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    #2

    Re: a riverboat gambler

    A riverboat gambler is a person who is gambling on a river boat. It isn't about a pinball machine.

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    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Your sentence appears to be about a president, not about a pinball machine.

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    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    "The President seemed not to be having any second thoughts. He was smiling like a riverboat gambler about to bet his last dollar."
    If it is about a pinball machine, it is not the machine who bets I suppose, a player does, doesn't he?
    Thank you.
    What makes you think it might be about a pinball machine?

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    #6

    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    See post #2.

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    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Your sentence appears to be about a president, not about a pinball machine.
    Yes, but what was he smiling like?

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    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Quote Originally Posted by Kathvit View Post
    A riverboat gambler is a person who is gambling on a river boat. It isn't about a pinball machine.
    Is it something special about river boats and gambling on them?

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    #9

    Re: a riverboat gambler

    Quote Originally Posted by meliss View Post
    Is it something special about river boats and gambling on them?
    See HERE.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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