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  • n. A person who buys and sells horses, especially one who makes such transactions in a clever or skillful manner.
  • n. One who is skillful in transacting or negotiating of any kind.


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  • He was a better campaigner, communicator and horsetrader than anybody in a long, long time.

    Bill Clinton Sends Fundraising Email Seeking "One Million" In "One Week" For Hillary

  • After an early career as a Kentucky horsetrader (in more senses than one), Sanders then advanced to leading light of the free-trade-and-invade-Mexico “Young America” movement (it got nowhere).

    American Connections

  • His name was Jonas Alderson, and be looked sufficiently like a horsetrader to be one.

    The Financier

  • Now that he thought back on it, Kris 'frequent paeans of praise for the Queen's Own seemed less like those of a lover lauding his beloved, and more like a horsetrader trying to convince a reluctant buyer!

    Arrow's Fall

  • Casca could tell the man was a confirmed horsetrader.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • And I remember, on a time, long after the drift when we brought the barley into India, that I came down into India, a horsetrader, with many servants and a long caravan at my back, and that at that time they were worshiping Bodhisattra.

    Chapter 21

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