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 Greens of Constantinople (The).Greener. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Greenbacks.
 
Bank notes issued by the Government of the United States in 1862, during the Civil War; so called because the back is printed in green. In March, 1878, the amount of green-backs for permanent circulation was fixed at 346,681,016 dollars; in rough numbers, about 70 millions sterling.   1
 


 Greens of Constantinople (The).Greener. 

 
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