- n. cheap sensational novel
“I got a ten-dollar yellowback from my wallet, gave it to him, and half a dozen others gave him money; one man gave him a gold piece.”
“In literature we have to differentiate what is purely a commercial product like the yellowback novel, what is educational like the classic, and what is of the new.”
“You saw what that fellow flashed, a twenty dollar yellowback, a word to Skippy and the Kennedy would follow.”
“Having first taken one twenty dollar yellowback from the well-padded book, he slipped it and the cigarcase into the inner coat pocket of the dead man.”
“Perhaps, to tell the truth, they had never before seen even one yellowback note, and hardly understood what they were.”
“When he opened the little rusty covered diary and those beautiful yellowback government gold notes fluttered to the ground there was”
“As he idly opened the book there was disclosed a little collection of genuine government yellowback bills, not one of which was less than ten dollars in its denomination.”
“During this time I scarcely knew whether I was on land or on sea - so anxious was I to clasp in my hands the little yellowback book, entitled "My Own Life, or a Deserted Wife.”
“Octoroon," and what an impossible yellowback it was!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘yellowback’.
Words taken from Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow.
"Snaily, clammy, squidy" has evolved into a vehicle for linking to mollusk quotations, so I've started this list for vernacular names of mollusks.
Looking for tweets for yellowback.