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  • noun Plural form of boy.
  • noun The testicles.


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    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Several boys die copying Saddam hanging 2007

  • The boys who built the dam said they were going to make the best _boys'_ dam in all that country around, and they did.

    "Say Fellows—" Fifty Practical Talks with Boys on Life's Big Issues Wade C. Smith

  • Am I to send my boys off to work alone, or will they have a _kind person_ to say, "_Come boys_," and _relieve me from the heavy task of bringing up my boys_ with nothing to _do it with?

    Brook Farm John Thomas Codman

  • Until now boys and girls have sat together in class, but hereafter they are separated, the boy going to a boys’ school and the girl to a girls’.

    Chapter 4. American and English Today. 2. Differences in Usage Henry Louis 1921

  • Following up the boys, who escaped from them in disgust—if indeed they were not barred out; the street swarmed with children for whom there was not room—I saw them herded at the prison to which Protestant truants were sent, with burglars, vagrants, thieves, and “bad boys” of every kind.

    I try to go to the War for the Third and Last Time 1901

  • In a confused sort of way -- as if I had dreamed it -- I remember that Nora came flying down the stairs in her dressing-gown and bare feet, and nurse hurrying behind her, both crying out in a frightened way, -- something like, "Oh, _lawkes_! what _have_ them boys been doin '?" and, "Oh, boys, _boys_! what _is_ the matter?"

    We Ten Or, The Story of the Roses Barbara Yechton 1901

  • "I hate boys," she exploded, "they're the worry of our lives, Car'line and mine, -- they get into our garden, and steal all our fruit, and they hang on behind our chaise when we ride out, and keep me a-lookin 'round an' slashin 'the whip at 'em the whole livelong time; O my -- _boys! _"

    Five Little Peppers Abroad Margaret Sidney 1884

  • Robert Jones 6013 5 tony palm The Adjudicator says: This grand final could forever ruin the use of the phrase "boys against men" as a negative association. | Top Stories 2011

  • In an interview with the Observer to mark a year in her role as the 79th Commons chaplain, Hudson-Wilkin admits to a "secret prayer" that an outbreak of civility will one day transform Wednesday lunchtimes and end what she calls the "boys' games of yelling and shouting, the noise and all of that."

    Commons chaplain Rose Hudson-Wilkin warns rowdy MPs 2011

  • One of your boys is a quitter and you haven't said squat!

    Specter takes part in Sotomayor hearing from other side of table 2009


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