country pay


country pay
   obsolete American
   payment in kind
   In 18th-century New England specie was scarce and banks were mistrusted:
    My pay would be 'country pay', that is, payment in kind. (Graves, 1941, writing of that period: George Washington, wise man that he was, kept his savings in the Bank of England in London right through the War of Independence)

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