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Greenback  n.  One of the legal tender notes of the United States; a note of paper currency of the United States; first issued in 1862, and having the devices on the back printed with green ink, to prevent alterations and counterfeits.

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"Greenback" Quotes from Famous Books

... the famous "greenback raid" (October 14, 1864), in which a party of Rangers entered a train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, near Kearneysville, capturing, among other officers, Majors Moore and Ruggles, Federal paymasters, with their funds, Lieutenant ...
— History and Comprehensive Description of Loudoun County, Virginia • James W. Head

... crisp greenback, incognito though it came, indubitably suggested that Mr. Queed was not an entire stranger to the ...
— Queed • Henry Sydnor Harrison

... Presidential candidate on the Greenback ticket, but it was kept so quiet that I am not surprised to know that you did not hear ...
— Comic History of the United States • Bill Nye

... It sees the Polar sea running with warm water, the North Pole maintaining a magnificent perpendicularity, and the Equinoctial Line extended all around the earth, including Hoboken and Hull. It sees its millions of people happy in their golden (greenback and currency) prosperity, and also happy in a full supply of PUNCHINELLO to every family. It sees its favorite Bird of Freedom spread its wings from Maine to Oregon; from Alaska to the Gulf, and it trusts its wings will ...
— Punchinello, Vol.1, No. 4, April 23, 1870 • Various

... accompanied and followed the period of "reconstruction" after the war, and were involved in the payment and adjustment of the national debt, Mr. Cooper appeared as an advocate of the "Greenback" party, and did not seem to realize that this was a complete reversal of his earlier position as a "hard-money" Democrat. I think the clue to this change may be found in his recollection of the war waged by Andrew ...
— Peter Cooper - The Riverside Biographical Series, Number 4 • Rossiter W. Raymond

... them—one day's mail alone bringing letters and postals from twenty-three States and three territories. Some of these letters contained hundreds of names, others represented town, county, and State societies. Many were addressed to the different nominating conventions, Republican, Greenback, Democratic, while the reasons given for desiring to vote, ranged from the simple demand, through all the scale of reasons connected with good government and morality. So highly important a contribution to history did the Chicago Historical Society[62] deem ...
— History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III) • Various

... finally gasped. "Greenback's delivery boy is on the line—calling back to see where we are. Says he's under a table in ...
— Arm of the Law • Harry Harrison

Words linked to "Greenback" :   clam, dollar, banknote, tenner, c-note, buck, banker's bill, silver certificate, folding money, five-spot, dollar bill, twenty, five dollar bill, hundred dollar bill, government note, one dollar bill, note, fifty, two dollar bill, bill, ten dollar bill, bank note

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