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five-dollar gold piece

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five-dollar gold piece

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • It shows where you stood with the management, Gert—this and a five-dollar gold piece.

    Americans All Various
  • Billy wanted to present her a five-dollar gold piece to buy music for her violin.

    A Girl Of The Limberlost Gene Stratton Porter
  • Then my brother laid a five-dollar gold piece upon the country, and repeated the question.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • The five-dollar gold piece had evidently blinded him, muzzled him, and tied up his ears.

    Owen Clancy's Happy Trail Burt L. Standish
  • "Crying because she couldn't get that five-dollar gold piece," chuckled Neale.

  • When they let the boys go, the little corporal wished Frank to accept a five-dollar gold piece; but he politely declined it.

    Two Little Confederates Thomas Nelson Page
  • When I looked at them I saw one was a five-dollar gold piece.

    Dave Porter at Star Ranch Edward Stratemeyer
  • He thrust his hand into his pocket, drew out a five-dollar gold piece, and placed it in the extended palm of the red man.

    The Land of the Kangaroo Thomas Wallace Knox
  • We presented him with an American five-dollar gold piece as a souvenir.

    A Journey in Southeastern Mexico Henry Howard Harper
  • Before long he had made a small hole, not bigger than the dimensions of a five-dollar gold piece, straight through the plaster.

    Chasing an Iron Horse Edward Robins

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