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- n. someone who sells tickets (e.g., theater seats or travel accommodations)
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A fivethousand-rupiah bribe to the ticket agent might open up some space.
In 1870 there was a big show in Terrell county, Dawson, Georgia, and while the ticket agent was engaged in selling tickets as show folks do, they had a woman for door keeper and a man there for protection.