Benjamin


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Benjamin

A slang term for a $100 bill in the United States. The term is derived from Benjamin Franklin, who appears on the $100 bill.
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Benjamin tried on the tam- o-shanter, but it was too big for him.
BENJAMIN, on the contrary, was perfectly at home, and ate a lettuce leaf.
LITTLE Benjamin said that it was not possible to get back up the pear-tree, with a load of vegetables.
The mice sat on their door- steps cracking cherry-stones, they winked at Peter Rabbit and little Benjamin Bunny.
“Life is as unsartain as the wind that blows,” said Benjamin, with a moralizing air; “and nothing is more varible than the wind, Mistress Remarkable, unless you hap pen to fall in with the trades, d’ye see, and then you may run for the matter of a month at a time, with studding-sails on both sides, alow and aloft, and with the cabin-boy at the wheel.”
“I know that life is disp’ut unsartain,” said Remark able, compressing her features to the humor of her companion; “but I expect there will be great changes made in the house to rights; and that you will find a young man put over your head, as there is one that wants to be over mine; and after having been settled as long as you have, Benjamin, I should judge that to be hard.”
“You have had great experiences in life, Benjamin; for, as the Scripter says, ‘They that go down to the sea in ships see the works of the Lord.’”
"My mind is in a bad way, Benjamin. Everything my husband does that I don't understand rouses my suspicion now."
Benjamin lifted his withered old hands, and let them drop on his knees again in mute lamentation over me.
"Thank you, old friend; you have given me an idea already," I said to Benjamin. "Have you got a Directory in your house?"
Benjamin Allen was holding a hurried consultation with Mr.
Winkle knew, but we confess we don't--under the care and guardianship of her brother Benjamin, and his most intimate and particular friend, Mr.