from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A boy serving in a low capacity: often a contemptuous epithet.
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He tore her, so that she foamed at the mouth, and -- ah! woe is me that I must speak it -- uttered coarse and shameful words, such as the most shameless groom or jack-boy would scarce pronounce.
a few seconds; and as soon as we have settled the matter, I'll lend your stupid jack-boy a hand to put the horses to the carriage again, and get the wheels out of the ditch.