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Buck

Slang for one million dollars.

Buck

1. Among traders, informal for $1 million.

2. More generally, informal for one dollar or one euro. See also: Breaking the buck.

3. In bond trading, 1/10 of one dollar of a bond price. Because bonds often are quoted in terms of 1,000 points (and not in terms of dollars), a buck is equivalent to one point.
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The man sprang for his throat, but Buck was too quick for him.
Dazed, suffering intolerable pain from throat and tongue, with the life half throttled out of him, Buck attempted to face his tormentors.
And each time the joyful bark that trembled in Buck's throat was twisted into a savage growl.
More tormentors, Buck decided, for they were evil-looking creatures, ragged and unkempt; and he stormed and raged at them through the bars.
For two days and nights this express car was dragged along at the tail of shrieking locomotives; and for two days and nights Buck neither ate nor drank.
That was the man, Buck divined, the next tormentor, and he hurled himself savagely against the bars.
Buck rushed at the splintering wood, sinking his teeth into it, surging and wrestling with it.
"Now, you red-eyed devil," he said, when he had made an opening sufficient for the passage of Buck's body.
The black, with the aid of his master, threw the buck across the baggage and entering the vehicle themselves, the Judge invited the hunter to do so likewise.
“I will just get the shot extracted, and bring you up to-night a quarter of the buck for the Christmas dinner.”
"If ye yet doubt our power," I went on, "let one of you go stand upon that rock that I may make him as this buck."
I afterwards discovered that the natives of that wonderful country call these bucks "/inco/." They are very rare, and only found at a great altitude where no other game will live.