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  • noun Plural form of grayback.

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Examples

  • He knew that Grayback was a nickname for Rebel soldiers and that Confederate notes were dubbed graybacks as a twist on President Lincoln’s new fiat money, greenbacks.

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  • A wan light played upon the heaving "graybacks" outside the mouth of the harbor.

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  • Frank would have gladly declined this latter kindness with thanks, as he was conscious that the quantity of "graybacks" his clothing contained did not make him a very desirable sleeping companion for any one, but his friends were so pressing that he was compelled to accede.

    Andersonville — Volume 3

  • Frank would have gladly declined this latter kindness with thanks, as he was conscious that the quantity of "graybacks" his clothing contained did not make him a very desirable sleeping companion for any one, but his friends were so pressing that he was compelled to accede.

    Andersonville

  • Gates was recommended by the graybacks of the MIC.

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  • Aunties and pups, bachelors and graybacks, their whiskers quivered as they stared at him.

    Reiffeins Choice

  • The battle emblem was later incorporated into the flag, but not until mid 1863, more than a year after the graybacks beat a hasty retreat out of Arizona.

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  • We had all we could do -- the two of us -- handlin 'the wheel with them old graybacks huntin' us.

    Cap'n Abe, Storekeeper

  • We broke these in in jig time and looked down a thirty-foot hole on a dug-out full of graybacks.

    A Yankee in the Trenches

  • It was the habit of the Australians to cut off the sleeves of their graybacks at the shoulder, thus making the shirt look like a loose kind of gymnasium vest.

    With Our Army in Palestine

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