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Greenback

Informal for the U.S. dollar. The term derives from the fact that dollar bills are green; it dates back to the American Civil War. See also: Loonie.
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This bird is half the size of a magpie, sporting a red head with a fawn coloured breast, and a light green back.
Look carefully and you can see the woman householder cleaning the windows of a house in Robsart Street, off Netherfield Road, Everton; LIVERPUDLIANS Rose and Albert Woods show off their hot new wheels in Scarisbrick Road, Norris Green back in the 50s.
The Town chief received a bonus after the Tuesday night success with midfielder Matt Green back in action following a long spell sidelined with a knee injury.
Owners John Langford and Christine Gethin won the WDA Best Welsh Speciality product with their Green Back Bacon.
As a teenage player with Moor Green back in 1987-88, Busst faced a similar all-or-nothing finale when Moors hammered Coventry Sporting to pip Grantham Town - managed by Martin O'Neill - in the old Beazer Homes Midland Division.
We felt we were being held to ransom to accept the plan with one bungalow on it by being offered part of the village green back.
The visitors were denied an early lead through some scrambled defending on the line by the Forest Green back four.
Charlton fought off Championship opposition to bring Green back to the Valley and the rightmidfielder should prove to be an excellent addition.
WELCOME: Well-wishers at Durham's Palace Green BACK HOME: Members of 3 Rifles regiment at Palace Green
The home jersey has the familiar green and white striped front but this time with a plain green back.
Conal Platt and Jonathan Smith got Forest Green back in it, but, despite a few late scares, Lewes held on.
The seven-year-old beat Exotic Dancer, with 40-1 chance Turpin Green back in third, and the success was especially sweet for Smith, who in addition to bagging over pounds 200,000 for winning the blue riband of jumps racing, also picked up the lion's share of a pounds 1million bonus offered by betting exchange firm Betfair.