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quarter dollar

quarter (def 3).
Origin of quarter dollar
1785-95, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even David relaxed the severity of his self-discipline, and handed out his gun and his quarter-dollar.

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • Spread this paste on your leather, to about the thickness of a quarter-dollar.

  • When it comes to two bits, the quarter-dollar stands for the required amount.

    Across the Plains Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Three quarter-dollar pieces composed my whole fortune in money.

    Arthur Mervyn Charles Brockden Brown
  • Well, we must try to do without Snoddy's other quarter-dollar.

    Stories for Helen Eliza Leslie
  • The next morning the Indian came again, and brought a quarter-dollar which he had found between the tobacco.

  • In some leopards the spots are larger than a silver dollar, and in some they are as small as a quarter-dollar.

  • Glad to recover the squealing little wanderers at any cost, I gave each lying child a quarter-dollar.

  • However, they deducted the quarter-dollar from Tailor Vertz's share.

  • Up to twenty years ago, in most Rocky Mountain communities, the quarter-dollar was the smallest coin in circulation.

    The Way to the West Emerson Hough

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