- n. Plural form of dollar.
“If a person computed the Grotesque $dollars$ spent on Iraq, MIC No-bids, this Bank-Buddy Bailout and a few of the other egregious misuses of taxpayer and fiat dollars -- and divided by the number of Americans and Iraqis (include those that were alive before we exterminated them for their resources ... and shared democracy with them) -- WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN DONE WITH THESE FUNDS?!”
“_Dollars, dollars, dollars_" beat a tattoo on my ear-drums as the rain used to on the roof at the old farmhouse.”
“So it went all over the busy assemblage -- "_dollars, dollars, dollars_," how to get them, how to get them quick.”
“A New York magazine has offered five hundred dollars for a best story -- _five hundred dollars_!”
“Boston was reduced to the "ruinous rates" of only two dollars, the receipts on the different routes were $45,208; but during the corresponding month of the present year, with the fare up to four dollars, the receipts have been only $35,963: being _nine thousand two hundred and forty-five dollars_ less for a single month, than when the fares were at half-price.”
“Eighty thousand dollars 'worth of cigars, it was estimated, were consumed in the city of New York in 1810; at that rate the present annual consumption would amount to more than _two hundred thousand dollars_.”
“But lest even this very moderate calculation should be considered extravagant, which is by many competent judges believed to be far too low, we will reckon the consumers at one million, and the average cost at ten dollars each a year, for the whole; and then we have _the enormous tax of three millions of dollars_, to be annually paid in these United States for the useless consumption of this loathsome drug.”
“Whoerermalicioiisly destroys or Iniores any property not his own, shall, if the Talne of the thing destroyed, or the injury done, is one hundred dollars or more, be impilsooed in the penitentiary not nxre than seren years or less than one year, or. if the Talue is less than that sum, be fined not more than fire hundred dollars« or imprisoned not more than thirty daySfOr botiii?”
“He did aid an '' bet, as the loryers call it, in thet, an 'thet proves him 'bout as mean as a white man ever gits ter be; an', 'sides thet, he did _sell_ har fur twenty dollars -- a' ooman thet even th '' judge '-- an' he _ar_ a _judge_ uv sech things -- was willin 'ter pay twenty-five hun'red fur; he _did_ sell har fur _twenty dollars_; an' thet proves him a fool!”
“Again, during our late war with Great Britain, of less than three years 'duration, _two hundred and eighty thousand muskets were lost, _ -- the average cost of which is stated at twelve dollars, -- making an aggregate loss, in muskets alone, _of three millions and three hundred and sixty thousand dollars_, during a service of about two years and a half; -- resulting mainly from that neglect and waste of public property which almost invariably attends the movements of newly-raised and inexperienced forces.”
Elements of Military Art and Science Or, Course Of Instruction In Strategy, Fortification, Tactics Of Battles, &C.; Embracing The Duties Of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, And Engineers; Adapted To The Use Of Volunteers And Militia; Third Edition; With Critical Notes On The Mexican And Crimean Wars.
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This started out as a Scrabble list, so I'm personally limiting myself to listing words which are acceptable in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary, but go ahead and list whatever you can find...
In keeping with my other Prosies (like this one). There were a number of phrases as well as words in this speech that I found particularly compelling.
My fellow citizens: I stand here ...
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