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  • noun Plural form of yellowback.

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Examples

  • By this time Routledge was on its way to cheap and popular success with “yellowbacks,” the low-price reprints they sold at railroad station bookstalls.

    American Connections

  • By this time Routledge was on its way to cheap and popular success with “yellowbacks,” the low-price reprints they sold at railroad station bookstalls.

    American Connections

  • Then Carmody opened the suitcase flat on the desk top and it was filled with paper money, greenbacks and yellowbacks bound into thin stacks by brown-paper ribbons.

    Time and Again

  • "So much better than the old yellowbacks at that figure," I said.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 8, 1914

  • That pile of crisp yellowbacks was more money than Joe had ever seen at one time in his life, except through the bars of a cashier's cage.

    Baseball Joe Around the World Pitching on a Grand Tour

  • There were greenbacks, it is true; but there were also yellowbacks with the reddish gold of large denominations.

    The Oakdale Affair

  • He accompanied the sharp warning with the alleviating roll of yellowbacks, which Hicks quickly deposited in an inside pocket.

    The Perils of Pauline

  • Owen drew from his pocket a roll of yellowbacks -- the biggest roll

    The Perils of Pauline

  • There were greenbacks, it is true; but there were also yellowbacks with the reddish gold of large denominations.

    The Oakdale Affair

  • And the first thing Mr. Robert knows he has been joshed into bettin 'a hatful of yellowbacks that he can take old Injun killer out and bring back enough deer meat to feed the crowd -- and him knowin' no more about that sort of act than a one-legged man does about skatin '!

    Torchy

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