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Greenbacks

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Bank notes issued by the Government of the United States in 1862, during the Civil War; so called because the back is printed in green. In March, 1878, the amount of green-backs for permanent circulation was fixed at 346,681,016 dollars; in rough numbers, about 70 millions sterling.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Green Wax
Green as Grass
Green Bag Inquiry
Green Baize Road (Gentlemen of the)
Green-Eyed Jealousy or Green-eyed Monster
Green in my Eye
Green Man and Still
Green Ribbon Day
Green Sleeves and Pudding Pies
Greens of Constantinople (The)
Greenbacks
Greener
Greengage
Greenhorn (A)
Greenlander
Greenlandman’s Galley
Greenwich
Greenwich Barbers
Gregarines
Gregorian Calendar
Gregorian Chant

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Greenbacks