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ticket agent

a person who sells tickets, as for theater seats, train accommodations, etc.
Origin of ticket agent
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “We can find out from the ticket-agent,” I optimistically assured her.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • Bill, the ticket-agent, held his lantern over it on the platform.

    Red Men and White Owen Wister
  • I wrote upon the face of it the words you 30 have seen, and paid it to the ticket-agent.

    The Girl and The Bill Bannister Merwin
  • The ticket-agent looked down and said, "You will pay half-fare for him."

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • A thought struck her, and she went into the waiting-room and asked the ticket-agent if the train was very late.

    The Debtor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • As he tossed his satchel to the ticket-agent, he gave the ".45" a swift look over.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • He beat himself off a bit, and went in and talked to the ticket-agent.

  • At the first station—a little mouse-colored affair, sometimes without a ticket-agent—we notice the change.

  • One can see now why I answered that ticket-agent in the manner recorded at the top of this sketch.

  • The ticket-agent scanned her curiously, but Betty looked perfectly unconcerned, and he saw no occasion to question her.

    Betty's Happy Year Carolyn Wells

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