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  • n. a boy who earns money by running errands


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  • But twenty years was twenty years away from today, and today he was a gorgeous messenger boy playing Cavaliers and Roundheads at the Double R Society's dress rehearsal of the storming of Standingham Castle, no less and no more.

    War Game

  • She'd stopped at a messenger-service office, she said, soon after she'd left me, and sent a handwritten note by messenger boy to her aunt.

    Time and Again

  • The legendary newspaper correspondent Richard Harding Davis was delegating when he hired a London messenger boy in 1915 to deliver invitations to a party.


  • I finished, making notes in the margins for the final job, stood looking at it, and a messenger boy in a brass-buttoned blue uniform stopped for a moment, looked at my sketch, nodded at me, and walked on.

    Time and Again


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