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errand boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n errand boy a boy who earns money by running errands
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Usage

In literature:

The boy grinned when the Superintendent explained his errand.
"The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley" by Louis Tracy
This was the colored boy who blacked the boots, scoured the knives, and ran errands.
"Minnie's Pet Parrot" by Madeline Leslie
Faith was sure that this stranger was on some errand to the Green Mountain Boys, for he spoke of Remember Baker, and Seth Warner.
"A Little Maid of Ticonderoga" by Alice Turner Curtis
About twenty persons, mostly errand boys, were standing round a sandwich-board man.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
The boy hastened from the grinning Hans and did his errand, and afterward held his peace, so far as Rosie was concerned.
"Winning the Wilderness" by Margaret Hill McCarter
And he sent the hotel errand-boy to his residence in the Rue Rumfort to find out whether there happened to be a letter waiting for him there.
"Sentimental Education, Volume II" by Gustave Flaubert
Might not turn out to be a genuine solo at all, just something any errand boy could do.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
Errand Boys, The Two, 147, 242.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
I secured employment with a wood-engraving firm as general office- and errand-boy.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
He is a sort of society errand boy, and very useful.
"The Smart Set" by Clyde Fitch
Jeremy had been detailed as a sort of errand boy, and as he stood at the Captain's side he heard him speaking to Herriot.
"The Black Buccaneer" by Stephen W. Meader
There Lloyd was employed as an errand-boy and James was again apprenticed at shoemaking.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The boy told his errand in Italian to one of the men, who answered him in an angry tone.
"Rafael in Italy" by Etta Blaisdell McDonald
He was brief as ever, like a boy saying his errand, and his clothes looked ill-fitting and casual.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
You forget, boy, that we are not on our own pleasure; we are on the King's errand.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
The Errand Boy; or, How Phil Brent Won Success.
"Adrift on the Pacific" by Edward S. Ellis
I've been a regular errand boy.
"Gold" by Stewart White
I could run an errand more quickly than any other boy, and so I was very proud of myself.
"The Tin Woodman of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
He have me for de errand boy and, I guess, for de plaything.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
Matt had been sent by Randolph Fenton on an errand to Temple Court, to be done as soon as the boy had finished lunch.
"Young Auctioneers" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

Since then, a sterile-thoughted man
Had lorded it o'er Leawood fair,
Who as an errand-boy began,
And ended as a millionaire.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones

In news:

The Illuminati and the Bilderberg Group are mere errand boys compared to the string-pullers who dine at the center bullpen tables at Café Pacific in Highland Park Village.
Jennifer Garner Is Pictured Out With Baby Boy Samuel Affleck Jennifer Garner is spotted carrying her adorable baby boy, Samuel Affleck, while running errands in Brentwood, Los Angeles.
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