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buck

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1. 
a. the male of various animals including the goat, hare, kangaroo, rabbit, and reindeer
b. (as modifier): a buck antelope
2. South African an antelope or deer of either sex

buck

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1. US, Canadian, and Austral informal a dollar
2. South African informal a rand

buck

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1. Gymnastics a type of vaulting horse
2. US and Canadian a stand for timber during sawing

buck

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Poker a marker in the jackpot to remind the winner of some obligation when his turn comes to deal

Buck

Pearl S(ydenstricker). 1892--1973, US novelist, noted particularly for her novel of Chinese life The Good Earth (1931): Nobel prize for literature 1938
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

buck

[bək]
(building construction)
The frame into which the finished door fits.
(mining engineering)
To break up or pulverize ore samples.
A large quartz reef in which there is little or no accessory minerals such as gold. Also known as buck quartz; bull quartz.
(vertebrate zoology)
A male deer.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

buck

1. A door buck.
2. A sawhorse.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Buck

after murder of his master, leads wolf pack. [Am. Lit.: The Call of the Wild]
See: Dogs

Buck

clever and temerarious dog perseveres in the Klondike. [Am. Lit.: Call of the Wild]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"The behaviour of many banks in the run-up to the financial crisis is an extreme example of this quick buck mentality, but there is clearly a wider problem."
If we are not careful we may be (to mix a metaphor) throwing the goose that lays the golden eggs out with the bathwater in the hope of some more of those quick bucks!
Head of health and safety at CE Electric UK, Paul Norton, said: "It's becoming clear that thieves are prepared to take ever greater risks to make a quick buck.
It is claimed that private equity managers feel no long-term duty of care about the companies they take over, intent only on hawking off their investments in return for a quick buck.
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It happened when the price of gold was getting close to $1,000 per ounce and people were lining up at the banks to buy gold bullion in the hope of making a quick buck. It happened again more recently, with technology stocks selling for $100 per share before they even hit the market place.
And how ironic that the death of a man who missed out on modern football's massive financial rewards is being used by people to make a quick buck.
"The most irresponsible people in all the 1980s were those at the top of the ladder: the inside traders, quick buck artists and S&L kingpins who looked out for themselves and not for the country," read the party's platform.
Chancellor George Osborne is selling Britain's future for a quick buck by inviting other nations and overseas firms to buy what they like.
I have years and years of no claims but my premiums are still stupidly high - even with my discounts - pushed up by selfish people out to make a quick buck at other people's expense.