Greenbacker

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Greenbacker One of those who supported greenback or paper money, and opposed the resumption of specie payments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n greenbacker A member of the Greenback party, or one who adopts its principles.
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Usage

In literature:

Two dollars and ninety cents in greenbacks would buy a reluctant gold dollar.
"Comic History of the United States" by Bill Nye
A Newsboy was passing along the street, when he chanced to discover a purse of greenbacks.
"Humour of the North" by Lawrence J. Burpee
The first was the "greenback craze" from 1869 to 1875.
"Historical Essays" by James Ford Rhodes
At last he brought out a greenback, glancing at it twice before returning it to his pocket.
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
He just says, 'Surlee, Misty Foster,' and dived down in a greasy old drawer and began to count out greenbacks.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
Oats were worth their weight in greenbacks, but so was plug tobacco.
"Starlight Ranch" by Charles King
He counted out a handful of greenbacks.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Oats were worth their weight in greenbacks, but so was plug tobacco.
"Lippincott's Magazine, November 1885" by Various
The old greenbackers came out of their temporary retirement, and helped Bradley's cause simply because he was young and a dissenter.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Not gold, not greenbacks, not ciphers after a capital I?
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
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In poetry:

Fane’s bought from the critic with greenbacks;
Attorneys for lying are paid;
The Printer’s ashamed of his calling -
The devil is learning the trade.
"The Misanthrope's Reverie" by Joseph Warren Watson
Come, freeman, now arise,
Put your shoulder to the wheel
This Presidential election;
Vote for an independent man,
One in favor of greenbacks,
In this great financial question.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore
We will rally in the city,
We will gather from the farms,
Shouting equalization,
Greenbacks a legal tender,
Then the poor will get along,
The poor that dwell throughout our nation.
"Hurrah for Cooper and Cary" by Julia A Moore
For that Injin he fled
The next day to his band;
And we found William spread
Very loose on the strand,
With a peaceful-like smile on his features,
And a dollar greenback in his hand;
"Further Language From Truthful James" by Francis Bret Harte
Let others shine in diamonds bright,
Or hoard their greenbacks, bonds or gold,
You have your jewels in your sight,
And hearing, like the matron old;
And should they still continue to increase,
You'll beat the model mother of old Greece.
"An Eastern Tale" by David John Scott

In news:

Sure enough, the Tigers' up back received the direct snap and was promptly swarmed by Cherokee defenders, turning Ridge's feeling into the decision that preserved Greenback 's 38-20 victory.
A Greenback man has died from injuries he suffered in a single-vehicle crash last week.
Greenback cutthroat limited to 1 stream.
Isn't it a bummer that so much time and effort has been poured into restoring greenbacks that aren't true greenbacks .
A study unraveling the genetics of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, has found that pure greenbacks exist only on a 4-mile stretch of a creek southwest of Colorado Springs.
The pure greenbacks in Bear Creek survived droughts and other hazards, Metcalf said.
1 high school football team in East Tennessee — Greenback High School.
A study unraveling the genetics of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, has found that pure greenbacks only exist on a 4-mile stretch of a creek southwest of Colorado Springs.
IN EFFECT UNTIL SEP 18, 8:00 p.m. MARYVILLE — A 48-year-old Greenback man suffered critical injuries today when his pick-up truck veered off the road and struck a tree.
Family and friends will assemble for interment at 1 pm Friday, October 12, 2012, at Pine Grove Cemetery in Greenback.
The euro slipped 0.27 percent to $1.2777 against the greenback on the news.
Greenback Lane and Mariposa Avenue is described as a busy and dangerous intersection.
When the populations stabilized, catch-and-release fishing was allowed and I'd caught my share of what I thought were greenbacks.
Customers say its world-class services are worth the extra greenbacks.
Stocks have soared even as the greenback drops like a brick.
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