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  • n. Plural form of highboy.

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Examples

  • (Clutching her mink, grizzled and glowering, poor Lady Bird looks like a troll beside her pretty young companion — but, of course, her highway beautification campaign would eventually do more to improve the aesthetic dimensions of American lives than all of Jackie's Chippendale highboys and "tastefully designed vitrines" and glittering nights at the White House put together.)

    Costumes from Camelot

  • The room was filled with overstuffed "period" chairs, couches, mahogany highboys.

    Kiss the Girls

  • Furnished with chintz-covered chairs, solid mahogany bedsteads and highboys, they were pleasant enough even if they weren't chambers to make an antique dealer "Oh!" and "Ah!"

    Ralestone Luck

  • The triangular form (in mantel clocks, lampshades, highboys, bookcase foundations, and sometimes where it appears in wall paper or Turcoman rug designs) expresses movement in repose admirably, and has real decorative values.

    How to Prepare and Serve a Meal; and Interior Decoration

  • It was in the Queen Anne period that highboys and lowboys made their first appearance.

    Furnishing the Home of Good Taste A Brief Sketch of the Period Styles in Interior Decoration with Suggestions as to Their Employment in the Homes of Today

  • The owner of a massive old four-post bed is justly proud of it, but our new beds are built for a new service and a new conception of hygiene, and so must find new lines and curves that will be friendly to the old dressing tables and highboys and chests of drawers.

    The House in Good Taste

  • Most of these bedrooms were fitted with mahogany four post beds, pie crust tables, colonial highboys, gay chintzes, and such, but there were several rooms of entirely different scheme.

    The House in Good Taste

  • Furnished with chintz-covered chairs, solid mahogany bed - steads and highboys, they were pleasant enough even if they weren't chambers to make an antique dealer "Oh!" and "Ah!"

    Ralestone Luck

  • Possibly, however, the contrast of such a life -- the house would be furnished with highboys and gate-leg tables and oval, woven mats -- with his present one at Mrs. Ruddel's furnished him with a genuine case of homesickness, after all.

    Tutors' Lane

  • Norma's and that of Miss Slater, Alice's nurse, were joined by a bathroom; Chris had his own splendid dressing-room and bath, fitted, like his bedroom, with rugs and chests and highboys worthy of a museum.

    The Beloved Woman

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