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hard money -- as in: hard money contribution
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Middlemarch
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  • Fred felt sure that he should have a present from his uncle, that he should have a run of luck, that by dint of "swapping" he should gradually metamorphose a horse worth forty pounds into a horse that would fetch a hundred at any moment—"judgment" being always equivalent to an unspecified sum in hard cash.

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  • They will not acknowledge how in fact hard money is to come by, and, therefore, those who have no money blame and blame and blame themselves.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Talents and accomplishments that can’t be turned into money, let Count Dirlos have them; but when such gifts fall to one that has hard cash, I wish my condition of life was as becoming as they are.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote

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