from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ticket of admission, as to some performance or spectacle; especially, a free ticket or pass.
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You show your pass-ticket, and come not without trepidation to the actual tables.
'By a slight and not unnatural mistake, sir,' said Dick, substituting another in its stead, 'I had handed you the pass-ticket of a select convivial circle called the Glorious Apollers of which I have the honour to be Perpetual Grand.
But what surprises me is how you got your pass-ticket. "