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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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After the Greenbacks were introduced, Congress, on March 17, 1862, declared them to be a full legal tender for all debts public and private.
Native greenback cutthroats are on the rise in this small-stream fly fisher's paradise.
The lesson here is that competition from the gold certificates forced the government to adopt policies that maintained the value of the greenback. Neither gold certificates nor greenbacks drove the other currency out of circulation.
And if they did gain the upper hand, large issues of greenbacks would have resulted, taking the price of gold back up.
Haywood, 80 on November 22, started supporting the Greenbacks in the club's first season (1947-48) and joined the board in 1976.
The left-winger's strike was no more than Town merited but three minutes after the break Steve Farmer's Greenbacks were level, Aaron Donaldson's thundering drive restoring parity.
Greenbacks are at Bashley on Saturday while the following weekend they go to lower-league Rugby Town in the FA Cup first qualifying round.
The Greenbacks are also offering free season tickets to children under-12 - if accompanied by an adult season-ticket holder - and a cut-price pounds 25 ticket for youngsters aged 13 to 15.
The Greenbacks' rookie boss was bleary eyed but overjoyed after witnessing his side beat off the challenge of Beaconsfield thanks to goals from Ashley Robinson, Mitch Piggon and Ashley Spencer.
The decisive win took the visitors three points clear of nearest pursuers Slough and 17 ahead of third placed Greenbacks, for whom the play offs now look the priority.
Fans will get an opportunity to quiz manager Steve Farmer and his staff on the side's poor spell of results at the Oval, where the Greenbacks have picked up just five points from the last five games.
The Greenbacks have the most potent strike force in the division but they will need to be firing on all cylinders in Middlesex as the Brook boast one of the best defences.