long green


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long green

n. Slang
Paper money.

long′ green′


n.
Slang.
paper money; cash.
[1890–95, Amer.]
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long green

noun
Slang. Something, such as coins or printed bills, used as a medium of exchange:
Informal: wampum.
Chiefly British: brass.
References in classic literature ?
With a quick movement he throws back his long green cloak, and shows his gay dress beneath.
This soldier carried a long green gun over his shoulder and had lovely green whiskers that fell quite to his knees.
But the most peculiar thing about him was his long green beard, which fell far below his waist and perhaps made him seem taller than he really was.
There was a soldier before the door, dressed in a green uniform and wearing a long green beard.
But just up the river a little way from the house there was a long green little valley, and the loveliest echo lived there.
There the sun lighted me to hoe beans, pacing slowly backward and forward over that yellow gravelly upland, between the long green rows, fifteen rods, the one end terminating in a shrub oak copse where I could rest in the shade, the other in a blackberry field where the green berries deepened their tints by the time I had made another bout.
Two little girls are sitting in it, and swing themselves backwards and forwards; their frocks are as white as snow, and long green silk ribands flutter from their bonnets.
It is a wonderful place, the moor," said he, looking round over the undulating downs, long green rollers, with crests of jagged granite foaming up into fantastic surges.
Spenlow's rank, and dressed like him in black gowns with white fur upon them, sitting at a long green table.
All four walked in profound silence up the aisle of stately elm trees, which, meeting far above their heads, formed a long green perspective of Gothic arches, terminating, like some old ruin, in the open sky.
Then they went through the gathering twilight up the long green avenues to the great house.
I remember how the gravel hurt as we left the smooth flagged margin of the house for the open quad; but the nearer of two long green seats (whereon you prepared your construe for the second-school in the summer term) was mercifully handy; and once in our rubber soles we had no difficulty in scaling the gates beyond the fives-courts.