from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A hand-punch for stamping or canceling railroad, theater, or other tickets.
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By the time the conductor arrived with the authority of his crescent-cutting ticket-punch, Gibreel had been somewhat soothed by these manifestations of law, and began to perk up and invent rationalizations.
The ticket-punch still lay on the hat-rack in the hall.
It was the one porter who beat the navvy on the nose with a ticket-punch, but it was the three third-class tickets who attached themselves to his legs and freed the captive.
Tarasque, la Tarasque 'and the guard, with his ticket-punch slung on its bandolier and his braided cap tipped over one ear, chucked his little yapping dog onto the tarpaulin of the coach-roof and scrambled up himself crying' Let's go! ...