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  • (M. de Charlus put the same sort of arrogance into his tone in pronouncing the word boches as he did formerly in the train to Balbec when he alluded to men whose taste is not for women,) “Moreover, did you observe the tricks Norpois made use of in opening his articles on neutrals ever since 1914?

    Time Regained

  • "For four days previous to Monday, September 7," he said, "we were engaged in clearing out the German 'boches' from all the villages on the left bank of the Ourcq, which they had occupied in order to protect the flank of their right wing."

    The Soul of the War

  • “Ask les boches — we always show our visitors a bon temps,” he said, using the French term for a good time.

    Tutorized!

  • I tell you he's the stuff that will take 'em over the top and make the boches feel cold in the pit of their fat tumtums when they see him coming.

    Wild Wings A Romance of Youth

  • I went back and began to plan ways and means of "getting" Charlie's ten boches, but a day or two later something happened to alter my scheme to a certain extent.

    The Emma Gees

  • But few of the boches got back to their own line and no prisoners were taken.

    The Emma Gees

  • Inside the building was a dead French soldier who, as we figured it out, had accounted for the eight boches before they got him.

    The Emma Gees

  • "You'll have all the fighting that's good for you by the time we've driven the boches over the Rhine."

    Army Boys on the Firing Line or, Holding Back the German Drive

  • "Keep a sharp eye on those boches across the river."

    Army Boys on the Firing Line or, Holding Back the German Drive

  • Then the boches came swinging at us, and in the excitement I suppose he forgot all about it.

    Army Boys on the Firing Line or, Holding Back the German Drive

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