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Max smiled indulgently. He blew on his coffee. "Around the corner he goes to Moe's barbershop and plunk goes the whole ten-spot on a filly named Miss Sparks running in the fifth at Belmont. On the nose, but. And you guessed it, MacDonald, Miss Sparks comes in and pays eleven to one.

-The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler -

What is the meaning of 'but' here? however?

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Interesting. I would say that this is an uncommon usage of the "but" when it has a contrastive meaning "though".

Here is an article on final conjunctions.

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