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Yard

Slang for one billion currency units. Used particularly in currency trading, e.g., for Japanese yen since one billion yen equals approximately US$10 million. It is clearer to say, "I'm a buyer of a yard of yen," than to say, "I'm a buyer of a billion yen," which could be misheard as "I'm a buyer of a million yen."

Yard

1. In foreign exchange, informal for one billion. On an open outcry exchange, a trader may bid or offer one yard of a currency instead of one billion in order to avoid confusion of billion with million or trillion.

2. A slang term in Hong Kong for $1 billion. See also: Hong Kong dollar.
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As if the aspiring city had become puffed up in the very ground on which it stood, the ground had so risen about Bleeding Heart Yard that you got into it down a flight of steps which formed no part of the original approach, and got out of it by a low gateway into a maze of shabby streets, which went about and about, tortuously ascending to the level again.
"In that case," said the housekeeper, "here, into the yard with them!"
'Only a moment, Father, Vasili Andreevich!' replied Nikita, and running quickly with his inturned toes in his felt boots with their soles patched with felt, he hurried across the yard and into the workmen's hut.
I went on one side about two hundred yards, and beckoning to her not to look or to follow me, I hid myself between two leaves of sorrel, and there discharged the necessities of nature.
The solitary bull stood fifty yards or so to this side of the herd, over which he was evidently keeping sentry, and about sixty yards from us.
They trotted past us, and then stopped behind a little patch of bush about a hundred yards away, wheeling round to look at us.
But as it was, his trousers cumbered him in that desperate race, and presently, when he was about sixty yards from us, his boot, polished by the dry grass, slipped, and down he went on his face right in front of the elephant.
Plot 66 in Sehana (Orchard Scheme) measuring three acres received a bid of Rs2.1m per kanal, Plot 2-H in Class-III Shopping Centre No.1, G-9/1, measuring 100 sq yards received a bid of Rs460,000 per sq yards, Plot 2-C, Class-III Shopping Centre No.10, G-9/3, measuring 133.33sq yards received a bid of Rs390,000 per sq yard, and Plot 1-B, Class-III Shopping Centre No.5, F-11/1, measuring 166.66 sq yards received a bid of Rs856,000 per sq yard.
plot No.22-A, Sector G-10 Markaz measuring 111.11 square yards received a bid of Rs952,000 per square yard, plot No.21, Sector I-8 Markaz, measuring 1,066.66 square yards received a bid of Rs805,000 per square yard, plot No.13/F-1, Markaz F-7, measuring 722.22 square yards received bid of Rs1,161,000 per square yard, Plot No.B-4, Blue Area (G-9), measuring 1333.33 square yards received bid of Rs955,000 per square yard and Plot No.6-A, Blue Area (G-8), measuring 777.77 square yards received bid of Rs712,000 per square yard were auctioned.
On the second play of the second series, Tosetti again hit Stewart for 15 yards, taking the Redskins to the Indians 24.
alternate size crib throw twin king size 48" x 48" 60" x 72" 72" x 96" 108" x 108" block setting 4 x 4 5 x 6 6 x 8 9 x 9 number of blocks 16 30 48 81 materials lime green tone-on-tone 1/4 yard 1/2 yard 5/8 yard 1 yard white-on-white 7/8 yard 1 5/8 yards 2 1/4 yards 4 1/8 yard yellow tone-on-tone 1/4 yard 1/4 yard 3/8 yard 5/8 yard light purple tone-on-tone 3/8 yard 5/8 yard 3/4 yard 1 3/8 yards med.