boys-and-girls

Definitions

  • A boy and a girl fishing
    A boy and a girl fishing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boys-and-girls Eurafrican annual naturalized in America as a weed; formerly dried for use as a purgative, diuretic or antisyphilitic
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A girl and a boy watch a woman working at bobbin lace A girl and a boy watch a woman working at bobbin lace
A group of six boys and girls A group of six boys and girls
Girls and Boys music Girls and Boys music
Boy and girl on path. Girl has bunny in hands Boy and girl on path. Girl has bunny in hands

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
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    “Believe in boys and girls and men and women of a great tomorrow that what so ever the boy soweth the man shall reap.”
  • Anthony Hope Hawkins
    Anthony Hope Hawkins
    “Boys will be boys. And even that wouldn't matter if only we could prevent girls from being girls.”
  • Mark Twain
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    “Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “When I am grown to man's estate I shall be very proud and great. And tell the other girls and boys Not to meddle with my toys.”
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
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    “The little rift between the sexes is astonishingly widened by simply teaching one set of catchwords to the girls and another to the boys.”

Usage

In literature:

Among his earliest and best known pictures are those charming studies of the beggar boys and flower girls of Seville.
"Great Artists, Vol 1." by Jennie Ellis Keysor
Groups of girls and boys chattered and laughed and tried to guess the identity of each other.
"Phyllis" by Dorothy Whitehill
My Missus, a young lady about 16 years old taught a Sunday School class of colored boys and girls.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Then the boys and girls said good-bye to their mothers, and all hurried off to the two automobiles awaiting them.
"The Rover Boys Under Canvas" by Arthur M. Winfield
It is a world like ours, but not so large; and boys and girls may live there, and go to school and play, as they do on this earth.
"The Book of One Syllable" by Esther Bakewell
Of children there are dozens: furious boys and chattering girls.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Our boys and girls are growing faster than we think.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
All the boys and girls would like you.
"The Hoosier School-boy" by Edward Eggleston
Bond, the next sister, with a boy and a girl; Aunt Gitty Beekman, some Vandewater cousins, and some Gessler cousins from Nyack.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Well, in the little time they were together the boy and girl grew to be very fond of each other.
"Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country" by Joel Chandler Harris
Boys and girls were chatting gaily, the others congratulating Billie over and over again on her good fortune.
"Billie Bradley at Three Towers Hall" by Janet D. Wheeler
The years rolled back, the fevered life of the great city faded, and they were boy and girl again.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
In the meantime the boys and girls were planning the costumes they would wear and rehearsing the play they were to act.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
All the girls sit in a circle, and the boys stand outside, one boy behind each girl's chair.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
The fathers and mothers of the little Brownie boys and girls are very ignorant.
"The Great White Tribe in Filipinia" by Paul T. Gilbert
Tom and Lola came back, with some other boys and girls, and they coasted down the toboggan slide one after the other.
"The Curlytops and Their Playmates" by Howard R. Garis
It Is sure to interest both boys and girls.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
My mother had six boys and six girls and they're all dead but me and my sister.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
Both this volume and its companion, "Birds, Animals, and Insects," help boys and girls to find out many secrets of nature.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf; a Practical Plan of Character Building, Volume I (of 17)" by Various
A small boy and girl are rolling about in the sun like little lizards and laughing gaily.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
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In poetry:

She pours the owls upon us.
They hoot with horrid noise
And eat the naughty mousie-girls
And wicked mousie-boys.
"What Grandpa Mouse Said" by Vachel Lindsay
She told us–oh, so often–
How little girls and boys,
In the good days when she was young,
Never made any noise.
"When We Went Out With Grandmamma" by Kate Greenaway
Their sturdy babes speak kindly
And fly and run with joy,
Shepherding the helpless lambs —
A Grecian girl and boy.
"Our Guardian Angels And Their Children" by Vachel Lindsay
And to make Cupid a boy
Was the Cupid girl's mocking plan;
For a boy can't interpret the thing
Till he is become a man.
"Why Was Cupid a Boy" by William Blake
There were thrown two helpless ones,
Destitute as they could be;
Tom, they called the little boy,
And the girl was Margery.
"Goody Two-Shoes" by Clara Doty Bates
For the Father great of fathers,
Of mothers, girls, and boys,
In his arms his children gathers,
And sees to all their toys.
"The Girl That Lost Things" by George MacDonald

In news:

Dixon boys and girls, Sterling girls win bowling meets.
Riverside Pediatric Group donated close to $20K worth of formula, diapers, children's clothing and other supplies to the Boys and Girls Club of Hoboken on Tuesday.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Oregon will receive a $3,000 donation from Life Time–The Healthy Way of Life Company and producers of the LeadmanTri Life Time Epic 125/250 Bend.
Entertainer John Baker, aka "Spoken Reason," right, gives a turkey to Ezie Moya and her family, Zoie Perez and Jordy Perez at the Boys and Girls Club in Palmetto GRANT JEFFERIES/Bradenton Herald GJEFFERIES@BRADENTON.COM Buy Photo.
Boys and Girls Club will honor Jeff Griffith, Alan Henry and Je Don Washington.
Doors open at 6 pm and admission is $5, with proceeds going to the Boys and Girls Club of Goshen.
The Boys and Girls Club is acknowledging the help from several area businesses and groups in helping grow the Club over the past 15 years.
The Boys and Girls Club of Augusta County, Waynesboro and Staunton received more than $1-million in grant money.
The Ravens and M&T Bank have awarded The Boys and Girls Club of Harford County an honor row at Sunday's game against New England.
The Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties hosted a youth development conference.
Rockford and Delano boys and girls soccer teams went head to head in a battle of neighboring schools last week.
We picked up trash along our very own 3.5 mile trail that connects the schools, the park, the Boys and Girls Club, the Library and other important locations of Oakhurst.
Both the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton boys' and girls' hockey teams earned wins on Tuesday night, with the boys beating Proctor 11-0 and the girls defeating Hibbing-Chisholm 4-1.
Cadets are high school boys and girls who possess good moral character, self discipline and a desire to learn about law enforcement.
Northeast R-IV School at Cairo boys and girls varsity basketball coach Bob Roberts was among eight persons and three college football teams on Wednesday that were inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame based in Springfield.
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In science:

A successful marriage of all the girls, with the fulfillment of the condition that each girl marrying with the boy of her choice, is thus possible if and only if there exists at least one nonzero determinantal monomial in the determinantal expansion of some k×k submatrix of A .
The Friendship Theorem and Minimax Theorems
As we have associated a matrix A above (Section 1) with the set of girls G, and the set of boys B, we now proceed to associate nA .
The Friendship Theorem and Minimax Theorems
To this end, we have repeated the classification problem carried out in , where the authors handle a data set consisting of the growth curves of a sample of 39 boys and 54 girls, with the goal to classify them, by sex, using just this information.
The random Tukey depth
To improve the communication between you and me, I would like to know whether you are a boy or a girl.
To study the phenomenon of the Moravec's Paradox
To improve the communication between you and me, I would like to know whether you are a boy or a girl.
To study the phenomenon of the Moravec's Paradox
We have conducted off-line computer based testing in Physics for 352 eight grade students (164 boys and 188 girls) from 18 schools in Serbia. The test contained 32 items dealing with understanding of waves (sound and light) and elements of laboratory measurement (data use, analysis and interpretation).
Test item response time and the response likelihood
There is significant difference between characteristic response times of boys and girls on this test.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
We can also notice that boys gave correct answers faster than girls to 30 out of 32 items. They responded faster to 22/32 items by giving incorrect answer and to 27/32 by omitting.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
Generally, boys responded faster to 31 out of 32 items. Difference in response times of boys and girls did not affect their achievement.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
FIGURE 4 Relationship between characteristic RT and mean response likelihood for all test takers. Gray circles denote boys and the black girls.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
There are items with great difference in log RT for boys and girls, but we can not see how that influences difference in their achievement.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
Generally, we can see the difference in the response likelihood between fast and slow responders. This property is more emphasized for harder items and male group of test takers. Difference in distributions of response time and response likelihood between boys and girls is evident.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
There are three items where differential item functioning is significant (, #7, #9, and #15), there are three items where boys’ response times were by more than 30% shorter than girls’, and only one item (#25) where girls responded to the item (insignificantly) faster.
Test item response time and the response likelihood
The components For S ∈ FW3DM (I ) the cost is cW3DM (S, I ) := (cid:80) of triples are identified with boys, girls, and homes.
On the Complexity of Local Search for Weighted Standard Set Problems
FW3DM (I ) are all matchings of boys, girls, and homes, i.e. all S ⊆ [n]3 , with |S| = n, Pk (Ti ) (cid:54)= Pk (Tj ), for all Ti , Tj ∈ S, i (cid:54)= j , k ∈ .
On the Complexity of Local Search for Weighted Standard Set Problems
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