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- n. Plural form of sharpster.
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This was the first book dedicated to English slang words, the lingo of sharpsters, shills and vagabonds.
His Alexander Bullock, head of the whacky family which takes on William Powell as their butler in “My Man Godfrey” is the only one sane and sensible, and not to be taken in by sycophants and sharpsters.
Arm sheaths-that was a trick for sophomores and sharpsters!
Then did some of these rich sharpsters, who were best gifted in speech, go out to meet their servants, addressing them thus:
In the U.S., they encounter all manner of typical American specimens, from a Jewish theatrical producer to a couple of sharpsters who've figured out how to use carrier pigeons to corner the stock market to a draper's son who has lovingly amassed a magnificent personal library.
The gaming rooms were full of a weird assortment of human beings, German and British spies, male and female, wealthy refugees who had mysteriously managed to get a lot of money out and were throwing it around freely, other refugees who were obviously broke and were trying to win their passage money in a few desperate gambles with the ficklle roulette wheel, and the usual international sharpsters you find at such places.
"Well, that, after all, is how it is said that carnival sharpsters manage to separate the gullible from their earnings, by accomplishing the ordinary with so much flash and tinsel that their victims forget that they are seeing nothing but a gaudy illusion overlaid on the absolutely commonplace.