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greenback

slang In the US, a $1 bill. So named for the green color of the back of the bill. Any chance you can spare a few greenbacks? I just want to get a soda from the place across the street.

greenback

(ˈgrinbæk)
n. a dollar bill. It’s only ten greenbacks. Anybody can afford that.
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(14) In most cases, the price of 1861 Notes and the price of gold were quoted in terms of one of the competing currencies (particularly Greenbacks after they were introduced) then converted into the exchange rate above.
This method also applies to observations from October 25 to November 15, 1862, when trading in both assets on the exchange was suspended in an effort to curb "excessive speculation." An analogous Greenback price of gold was also collected for the period after Greenbacks were introduced.
The National Park Service has opened the beaver ponds to catch-and-release fishing for greenback cutthroat trout, the native species in this part of Colorado and the focus of an intense restoration program in the park.
The greenback cutthroat was among the first listed in the U.S.
A second episode in our history when two currencies were traded side by side at changing prices was the Greenback Era of 1862-1879.
Figure 1 shows the price of a greenback dollar (denominated in dollars backed by gold) on the dominant New York gold market.
Some quantitative evidence on this score appears in Figure 2, which compares the ratio of greenbacks to deposits in California to the ratio for the United States as a whole.
Yellowbacks were better than greenbacks, true, but metal was best.
A delighted Farmer, who in his first year in charge of the Greenbacks has guided them to a unique club honour, said: "Words can't explain how pleased I am.
Second-half goals from the dual spearhead of Ben Mackey and Stefan Moore plus a Rene Steer lob late on, Town's 100th in the league this term, decided the issue Neither side made much headway in a cat and mouse opening half with Saints' best efforts coming from Ben Mackey, twice denied by keeper Tom Cross, while Greenbacks had to wait until the 42nd minute before posing a threat, Tom Bates' cross found Mitch Piggon whose close range shot on the turn flew into the side-netting.
Greenbacks have rearranged their postponed away game against Barton Rovers for Tuesday, February 21.
They are useful and don't concede that many goals," said the Greenbacks chief.
The Greenbacks went ahead against their promotion rivals after nine minutes with Spencer's first spot-kick and looked to be cruising after an own goal from Steve Gentle just past the half-hour mark.
With seven minutes left on the clock, Greenbacks keeper James Martin and defender Ben Thackery were caught napping and as the pair looked waited for each other to clear a long ball forward, Leighton striker Jamie Osborne gratefully slotted home.
Some outstanding work from the home defence kept the Greenbacks at bay as they looked for an equaliser.