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- n. a boy who has grown up on a farm
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An untraveled farm boy at seventeen is such a vague creature anyway, and I was, in addition, such a bundle of sensibilities, timidities, and embarrassments as few farm boys are.
Some lily-white, Wonder-bread-eating farm boy with shit on his shoes drives the Ford up to North Philly, gets out of the truck, and says what?
One of those to answer the call was Joseph Plumb Martin, a Milford, Connecticut, farm boy who in July enlisted in a regiment of Connecticut state troops.
When I was a farm boy of twelve or thirteen years, one of our neighbors had a breed of chickens with large topknots that filled my eye completely.
"Yes, sir," said the legionnaire, Koko, one of the crop of recruits who'd joined the company on Lorelei, a gawky but very polite farm boy from an agrarian community on the planet Roosha.