Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of hoy.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hoy.

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Examples

  • The Indians being the nearest neighbours, I constantly associated with them; their hoys were my daily school - mates and play-fellows.

    Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

  • The floating castles of the Hamoaze have dwindled to a few crawling lime-hoys; and the Catwater is packed, not as now, with merchant craft, but with the ships who will tomorrow begin the greatest sea-fight which the world has ever seen.

    Westward Ho!

  • La Guayra, is pounding her into submission, while a fleet of hoys and drumblers look on and help, as jackals might the lion.

    Westward Ho!

  • The river is navigable within three miles of the town for ships of large burthen; a little lower it may receive even a royal navy; and up to that part called the Hythe, close to the houses, it is navigable for hoys and small barques.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • The river is navigable within three miles of the town for ships of large burthen; a little lower it may receive even a royal navy; and up to that part called the Hythe, close to the houses, it is navigable for hoys and small barques.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • Careful not to touch them himself, he gave one to each of I ho hoys and put the third away.

    The Burning City

  • They were with older, tougher hoys, or even men; a few had brothers who guarded them fiercely.

    The Burning City

  • I'd never been able to fill my casks completely from the hoys.

    Hornblower And The Hotspur

  • Tang and the two Chinese hoys were watching eagerly and scowling toward the tempestuous sky.

    The Merriweather Girls in Quest of Treasure

  • At noon the hoys stopped at a farmhouse for dinner.

    The Hero of Hill House

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