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  • I should have known when you told me to remove outer packaging that you didn't really trust me to bake, that I was just some miserable kitchen-boy.

    :Acquired Taste

  • The kitchen-boy did it, and lighted a fire on the hearth.

    Household Tales

  • Then the kitchen-boy could bear it no longer, and went to the King and discovered all to him.

    Household Tales

  • She hugged everyone, from Ruby to the new little kitchen-boy, with a lump in her throat.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • They sat down together in the panelled solar, and the dark Welsh kitchen-boy brought them a flagon and two horns.

    Monk's Hood

  • Norman predominance to be found in the popularity of a story which shows the kitchen-boy excelling all the nobles in manly exercises, and the heiress to the kingdom wedded in scorn, as so many Saxon heiresses were after the Conquest, to a mere scullion.

    Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race

  • Even the fire on the hearth left off blazing, and went to sleep; and the meat that was roasting stood still; and the cook, who was at that moment pulling the kitchen-boy by the hair to give him a box on the ear for something he had done amiss, let him go, and both fell asleep; and so everything stood still, and slept soundly.

    My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales

  • He is the kitchen-boy, and is learning with much pains and difficulty the _wrong language_.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 100, April, 1876

  • Fair-hands, "Why followest thou me, thou kitchen-boy; cast away thy shield and thy spear and flee, for thou shalt not pass a pass here, that is called the pass Perilous."

    Stories of King Arthur and His Knights Retold from Malory's "Morte dArthur"

  • In the mean time, the kitchen-boy had gathered himself up and departed -- and as he left the presence with his hand pressed upon his cheek, loud were his lamentations.

    International Weekly Miscellany - Volume 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850

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