from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of those who supported greenback or paper money, and opposed the resumption of specie payments.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the Greenback party, or one who adopts its principles.
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This was the cry of the greenbacker in 1876 and the argument of the free silver advocate in 1896.
His manner was the very opposite of Mr. Conkling's: it was kindly, hearty, as of neighbor with neighbor, -- indeed, every person present, even if greenbacker or demagogue, must have said within himself, ` ` This man is a friend arguing with friends; he makes me his friend, and now speaks to me as such. ''
Peter Cooper, the great philanthropist and greenbacker, it might have been expected that Mr. Hewitt would have been somewhat a copyist of Mr. Cooper's ideas on finance and philanthropy, but Mr. Hewitt is sui generis.
What the religion of this country wants, to make it take the cake, is a hell that the wayfaring man, though a democrat or a greenbacker, can see with the naked eye.
Doesn't have to be cheap ralphreagan @greenbacker two poodle guns!!!