Loblolly boy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Loblolly boy a surgeon's attendant on shipboard.
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Usage

In literature:

I laid my hand on the rope, and together we drew the loblolly boy upward and out under the blue of heaven.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
None of your fresh-water and loblolly-boy terms, if you please.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 60, No. 373, November 1846" by Various
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