Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In printing, a boy who seizes printed sheets as they come from the press, and lays them in order.

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Examples

  • It seems even the producers have tired of the fly-boy puns, so they opted to paysome real money to drown out the bad dialogue.

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  • The Palin pick already, as Noemie Emery wrote, “Wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person.”

    The Palin Gamble - Swampland - TIME.com

  • No one who saw this fly-boy swagger beneath the "Mission Accomplished" banner (on the USS Abraham Lincoln, no less) is qualified to characterize that act as one of the most loathsome, preening, hubristic degradations of the presidency in all of American history because ... well, because none of us is dead yet!

    Marty Kaplan: Washington, Lincoln, Bush

  • I, too, felt like it was pretty hard on GL but since Hal really was the vapid, lame GL for a period years--we get it, he's an arrogant hetero-hooch fly-boy--but overall, this was a fun, funny issue.

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  • The next meme is that the Palin pick “wipes out the image of McCain as the crotchety elder and brings back that of the fly-boy and gambler, which is much more appealing, and the genuine person.”

    Killing the Message

  • They hate his frat-boy smirk, his phony fly-boy act, his cringe-inducing mangling of the language, his born-again sanctimony, even his Texas twang and his godforsaken, tumbleweed ranch where only someone as fence-post-dumb as W. would hole up in August.

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  • In that moment, for Dervia, Jazz was no longer the beery-leery jack-the - lad fly-boy king of clubbing cool that she knew and was beginning to rather like, he was a Greek or a Roman God, a living, breathing version of all those wonderful works of art she saw on her summer holidays in Europe.

    Dead Famous

  • Complete pilot issue And this was the equipment issued to the glamor fly-boy.

    Pilots in Pajamas - Part 3

  • "You'll have to think of a better one than that, fly-boy."

    Star Hunter

  • Wealthy Hook-dissing lady's man Jim McKelvey came in second with 25.8 percent, fly-boy unknown Michael McPadden comes in third with 10 percent, local BOS-man Ken Boyd gets

    The Hook News Blog

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