1. An improvident activity in which winning gleefully proceeds losing. 2. The saddled process of chasing one's loses or blowing one's winnings. 3. Chinese finger cuffs. 4. An insatiable itch erroneously believed to be satisfied by scratching. 5. The willingness to ask Chance for Certainty.
Horse race betting, casinos, sports betting etc, are all forms of gambling. There are many more of course, all which basically get the same results.
The guilt weighed him down so much he couldn't even walk around anymore, let alone fly.
One who believes he can predict the future.
Gambler John Montagu, The Earl of Sandwich.
The Great Imposter, faker and deciever, of otherwise good men, whose job it is is to thankfully keep us honest. He is not real, though believing him to be so, he will convince you he is and you will then believe it is so. The unholy sleep he induces can indeed deepen, but can never fully take one over without chance of waking, as nothing can lie outside of Infinite Love & Intelligence. Nightmares are infinite though also, and should be avoided at all costs.
Beazlebub is able to impersonate most politicians, some lawyers, too many doctors, Generals & Majors, bosses IN general, priests and holy men of every faith... Basically, anyone who thinks he's in charge but really isn't and has convinced himself he believes he is. Philosophers, psychologists, scientists and "school" "teachers" of all sorts (yes, even kindergarden teachers)... In short, he runs the world as we know it but, thank Dee-vine Providence, not as it truly is.
An imaginary land of peace, love and prosperity, often unconsciously linked to another domain - the past. An equally fictional realm of regret, sorrow and despair.
The future's not here now, nor will it be in the future.
Addition by subtraction.
When The Beatles decided to edit drummer Pete Best, their careers suddenly took off.
An archaic reference in a line from a My Morning Jacket song entitled, "Steam Engine".
"...take your money and your drugs
to anyone who wondered
what old jebus meant to me
take him out to go diving
in red patoka sea..."