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Venturer  n.  
One who ventures, or puts to hazard; an adventurer.
A strumpet; a prostitute. (R.)

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"Venturer" Quotes from Famous Books

... group themselves into four categories. Illustrating them by reference to the Gordons alone, there was the venturer, usually a soldier of fortune, who died in the country of his adoption, such as the well-known General Patrick Gordon, of Auchleuchries, Aberdeenshire (1635-1690), who, having spent thirty-nine years of faithful service to Peter the ...
— The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon • Jose Maria Gordon

... seems) at last All the way is overpast. Heart that beats your muffled drum, Lo, your venturer is come! Wide the door! Leap high, O fire! Home at length is heart's desire! Gone is weariness and fret, At the sill warm lips are met. Once again may ...
— Songs for a Little House • Christopher Morley

... keeps his eye on the hedgerows and wayside groves and meadows while he travels the road to Fortune. That is the difference between him and the Adventurer. Eating the forbidden fruit was the best record ever made by a Venturer. Trying to prove that it happened is the highest work of the Adventuresome. To be either is disturbing to the cosmogony of creation. So, as bracket-sawed and city-directoried citizens, let us light our pipes, chide the children and the cat, arrange ourselves in the willow rocker under the ...
— Strictly Business • O. Henry

Words linked to "Venturer" :   soul, someone, soldier of fortune, Giovanni Jacopo Casanova, mountaineer, adventuress, person, cowboy, hotspur, individual, merchant, venture, adventurer, speculator, plunger, mercenary, madcap, somebody

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