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  • Before the year is out I'll put an even hundred of those little yellow-boys into your hand.

    Chapter 31

  • Before the year is out I'll put an even hundred of those little yellow-boys into your hand.

    Chapter 31

  • The 'yellow gold' is a favourite phrase in certain forms of poetry; and 'yellow-boys' is a term of natural affection among sailors.

    Prose Fancies (Second Series)

  • Ever triumphant, with yellow-boys ever jingling in his pocket, Cartouche lived a life of luxurious merriment.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • Ever triumphant, with yellow-boys ever jingling in his pocket, Cartouche lived a life of luxurious merriment.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • Dropping his voice to a cautious low tone, he continued, 'She's all there -- a round ten thousand dollars in yellow-boys; now this is my little idea: What I don't know about raising cattle, ain't worth knowing.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • Dropping his voice to a cautious low tone, he continued, 'She's all there -- a round ten thousand dollars in yellow-boys; now this is my little idea: What I don't know about raising cattle, ain't worth knowing.

    Life on the Mississippi

  • Oh, the sorry lot his who hath yellow-boys none, * Though his genius and virtues shine bright as the sun!

    Arabian nights. English

  • Mrs. Rowe, I'm not here for a couple of yellow-boys.

    The Cockaynes in Paris Or 'Gone abroad'

  • The delight of picking up the money -- the bright, shining yellow-boys -- and sweeping 'em into one's pocket!

    The Old Curiosity Shop

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