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  • n. Plural form of paperboy.


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  • In a Hollywood-worthy production, horses and actors dressed as Bolshevik peasants plodded through a faux countryside of high grass, paperboys handed out pamphlets and—as the night progressed—Soviet soldiers marched on the party as the Flohr family's coterie nibbled on hors d'oeuvres.

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  • The Victory Garden at the American History Museum is designed to show off heirloom varieties of vegetables, those that would have graced tables in an age when presidents openly smoked, houses cost $30,000 and city streets had paperboys.

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  • Memo to Circulation Department: What happened to our paperboys?

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  • On his first day at work, at the age of 12, the future Czar hogtied the other paperboys, soaked them with borscht, and set their newspapers on fire.

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  • And, while paperboys are supposed to be an endangered species, not only does the county still have them: they come versed in local folklore too.

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  • Partly it's that we're both from Pittsburgh, and both began our careers as paperboys for the Pittsburgh Press.

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  • Yet papers insist on running headlines as if paperboys were still out there on the streets screaming, "Extra!"

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  • The notion that I can just let news “come to *me*”, rather than the other way around, is new indeed although not without precedent – paperboys deliver newspapers without being asked each day, I let evening news bulletins kick in when the scheduler says so…

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  • The struggles faced by regional newspapers in the United States—and now in the United Kingdom—does not affect simply the owners and reporters and paperboys; it affects what citizens can know.

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  • It lent a certain urgency to the creation of yard-sale signs and book reports, like the cries of a thousand paperboys announcing the sinking of the Lusitania .

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