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  • n. Plural form of greeny.
  • n. Plural form of greenie.


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  • German artist Yutta Saftien has been installing knitted or crocheted plants, vines, and leaves -- which she has dubbed "greenies" -- in public places for half a dozen years, often starting a "plant" and leaving it, along with some wool and a set of crochet hooks, for passers-by to add onto.


  • I want to know what these so-called greenies really have to say especially today, watching these pictures of Barack Obama there.

    CNN Transcript May 18, 2008

  • Keep in mind that amphetamines - including the so-called "greenies" that were rampant in the 1960s and '70s, by all accounts - are now banned by MLB as performance-enhancing drugs.

    The Seattle Times

  • "This is the first time so-called greenies and so-called rednecks have been united in something like this," he said. The Northern Star

  • Small wonder, therefore, when you look behind the climate change propaganda, the energy companies rather than the greenies are the major pushers.

    EU Referendum

  • Alaskans love pristine wilderness, but many also have an paradoxical aversion to "greenies," which are loosely defined as anyone who thinks they know what's best for other people at the expense of "progress."

    Jeanne Devon ("AKMuckraker"): Chuitna and the Curse of Coal

  • Why do we keep playing footsie with the "greenies"?

    Clinton warns against al Qaeda in Nigeria

  • The only concern would be that a bunch of "greenies" would want to take over NASA and basically remove aeronautics and space from it ...

    NASA Faces Tough Choices & Needs an Administrator Now - NASA Watch

  • Certainly no one before Mr. Bouton had revealed the inner workings of the game and exposed the everyday behavior of some of its players — the frustrations, depressions, infidelities, alcoholism and drug use (particularly "greenies," or pep pills) — with such honesty and humor.

    Pitching Deep and Inside

  • Real "greenies" are savers, "savorers" and materialists who care about things, according to Wendell Berry.

    Wendy Gordon: Real Materialism is a Virtue


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