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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.
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).
His name was Jonas Alderson, and be looked sufficiently like a horsetrader to be one.
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!
Casca could tell the man was a confirmed horsetrader.
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.