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banker

A regional term for a drug financier who assumes little risk of arrest, as he or she operates at arm’s length from the retail aspect of the enterprise.
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He looked after the great banker and stood for a moment deep in thought.
She has forbidden the bankers to give us her address.
Distinctly annoyed, slightly bewildered, the banker sank between the arms of a chair.
Preposterous as this seemed from the lips of Whiskey Dick, Christie had a haunting suspicion that it was not greatly unlike the theories expounded by the clever young banker who had been her escort.
This the Banker suggested, and offered for hire(On moderate terms), or for sale, Two excellent Policies, one Against Fire, And one Against Damage From Hail.
Ay, and here they cut our tickets,' said the banker, fumbling at his belt.
But what is the good of all these vague theories," cried the banker impatiently, "when I have told you that I saw Arthur with the coronet in his hands?
The banker and his beautiful English daughter were staying at the hotel attached to Muscari's restaurant; that was why it was his favourite restaurant.
Lydgate," the banker observed, after a brief pause.
At last the banker who had loaned him the money said that if he did not pay on a certain day, his farm would be taken away from him.
His father had failed at a time of commercial panic as a country banker, had paid a good dividend, and had died in exile abroad a broken-hearted man.
My Lord's life in Venice has been a life of absolute seclusion: nobody but his banker knows him, even by personal appearance.