1. paper money of little value issued on insufficient security
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How To Use shinplaster In A Sentence

  • This promise was printed prominently on the face of shinplasters to inspire trust and acceptance.
  • The war had by this time produced two comparatively new industries. One was the issuing of "shinplaster" currency, and the other was the manufacture of fruit brandy. The end of an era,
  • Today the postage stamp province has become the shinplaster province, almost dollar bill in her new size. The Span of a Canadian Generation
  • North American evergreen with small pinkish bell - shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters.
  • Marse Adam pull out a big flat black pocket-book and gived me a shinplaster, and say: 'Jesse, ever time your basket h'ist de beam of de steelyards to 100, you gits a shinplaster.' Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves South Carolina Narratives, Part 4
  • Once again Texans used bank notes from other states and shinplasters instead of the Texas money.
  • It is ‘faith’ and ‘law,’ which give the shinplasters of today, purchasing power.
  • The bit of harbour shinplaster that Monrova had left over from his purchase was used to stock the galley with fruits and vegetables and cooking supplies and vodka.
  • It's healthy and it's moral, and it's goin 'to make Omyha look like a shinplaster. Desert Dust
  • And the problem had nothing to do with any of the myriad of shinplaster grotesqueries we have come to expect from the Department of Homeland Security. Thomas Lipscomb: The Trouser Bomber Effect: Watching Government Cure Incompetence with Idiocy
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