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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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The last house in Bleeding Heart Yard which she had described as his place of habitation, was a large house, let off to various tenants; but Plornish ingeniously hinted that he lived in the parlour, by means of a painted hand under his name, the forefinger of which hand (on which the artist had depicted a ring and a most elaborate nail of the genteelest form) referred all inquirers to that apartment.
Down in to the Yard, by way of the steps, came Daniel Doyce, Mr Meagles, and Clennam.
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.
But neither from the brush-maker, who had come to Shoe Lane only ten years ago, when the factory was already built, nor from any other source within his reach, could Silas learn anything of the old Lantern Yard friends, or of Mr.
"As for that of the Salamancan," replied the curate, "let it go to swell the number of the condemned in the yard, and let Gil Polo's be preserved as if it came from Apollo himself: but get on, gossip, and make haste, for it is growing late."
"Senor Florismarte here?" said the curate; "then by my faith he must take up his quarters in the yard, in spite of his marvellous birth and visionary adventures, for the stiffness and dryness of his style deserve nothing else; into the yard with him and the other, mistress housekeeper."
There was no one else in the yard except a stranger, the cook's husband, who had come for the holiday.
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.
The Redskins scored three more times in the second quarter on a one-yard run by Janssen and the point kick was good by Jeremy Brown, Lyons would carry one in from 60 yards with a Brown point-after kick good, and a kickoff return by Trevor Wright for 57 yards, with a failed PAT.
Oregon's first touchdown drive went 69 yards in six plays and took 1:38 off the clock before Herbert threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Pharaoh Brown.
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.