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  • As I was turning away, a beer-boy, collecting pewter pots at the neighbouring areas, said to me, “Do you want anyone in that house, sir?

    The Haunted and the Haunters: Or the House and the Brain

  • He becomes beer-boy, barber's boy, van-boy, paper-boy, and in a year or two he is cut out by the younger generation knocking at the door.

    Essays in Rebellion

  • As I was turning away, a beer-boy, collecting pewter pots at the neighboring areas, said to me, "Do you want any one at that house, sir?"

    The Lock and Key Library Classic Mystery and Detective Stories: Old Time English

  • As I was turning away, a beer-boy, collecting pewter pots at the neighbouring areas, said to me, "Do you want any one at that house, sir?"

    Pausanias, the Spartan The Haunted and the Haunters, an Unfinished Historical Romance

  • As I was turning away, a beer-boy, collecting pewter pots at the neighboring areas, said to me,

    Haunted and the Haunters

  • (A.R.A. he was then) -- "I believe in the day there's no such place at all: and when Betsy turns the gas off at the door-lamp as we go away, the whole thing vanishes: the door, the house, the bar, the Haunt, Betsy, the beer-boy, Mrs. Nokes and all."

    The Newcomes

  • I'm specifically thinking of The Wire Magazine referring to you as 'easy listening', or saying that Tarot Sport sounded like Carlos Giffoni playing to an Ibiza beer-boy crowd ….

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Having, as it were, taken formal possession of his clerkship in virtue of these proceedings, he opened the window and leaned negligently out of it until a beer-boy happened to pass, whom he commanded to set down his tray and to serve him with a pint of mild porter, which he drank upon the spot and promptly paid for, with the view of breaking ground for a system of future credit and opening a correspondence tending thereto, without loss of time.

    The Old Curiosity Shop

  • “I believe,” said Charley Ormond (A.R.A. he was then) — “I believe in the day there’s no such place at all: and when Betsy turns the gas off at the door-lamp as we go away, the whole thing vanishes: the door, the house, the bar, the Haunt, Betsy, the beer-boy, Mrs. Nokes and all.”

    The Newcomes

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  • Another term for fraternity boys in college.

    August 13, 2008

  • Having, as it were, taken formal possession of his clerkship in virtue of these proceedings, he opened the window and leaned negligently out of it until a beer-boy happened to pass, whom he commanded to set down his tray and to serve him with a pint of mild porter, which he drank upon the spot and promptly paid for, with the view of breaking ground for a system of future credit and opening a correspondence tending thereto, without loss of time.

    The Old Curiosity Shop, ch. 34

    August 13, 2008