Roaring boy


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Roaring boy a roaring, noisy fellow; -- name given, at the latter end Queen Elizabeth's reign, to the riotous fellows who raised disturbances in the street.
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In literature:

The little spirit or boy-man heard them roaring forth their threats as they approached, but he did not appear to be disquieted in the least.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Throughout the roar of the exhaust the sharp ears of the two boys could discover a strange vibration that told of trouble.
"Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The little boy roared with fright.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 2, No 6, December 1862" by Various
But when the fact really dawned upon the crowd of boys, there was a roar of indignant exclamations, and only a very few laughed this time.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
The boys are now shouting this all about the garden, and trying to roar like lions.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, October 14, 1914" by Various
Around the crackling, roaring fire it was very warm and comfortable, and time flew by faster than the boys realized.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
But the other boys recognized the object that had so frightened Jess, and they burst into a roar of laughter.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
In the aftermath of the cannon's roar came whoops of delight from nearly a hundred small boys in the blockhouse.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
He roared a warning to the boys and turned the wheel to meet the sea bow on.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
The roar of the terrible waters became like thunder in the boy's ears.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

"How fares my boy,--my soldier boy,
Of the old Ninth Army Corps?
I warrant he bore him gallantly
In the smoke and the battle's roar!"
"The Aged Stranger" by Francis Bret Harte
Yon roaring boys who rave and fight
On the other side of the Atlantic,
I always held them in the right,
But most so, when most frantic.
"The Modern Patriot" by William Cowper
In the battle of Fredericksburg,
Above the battle roar was heard,
"Fight on! fight on! brave boys," he cried,
"I am shot and wounded, and must die."
"Young Henry" by Julia A Moore
Lean to the crowded air and hear,
Eavesdropper, how it goes inside
Your own deaf and roaring ear:
Boys caress the machines they ride
On the Day of Jubilo
"Jubilo" by Allen Tate
He banged the door wide open, sniffed and snorted,
Then, in a dreadful voice,
Roared out, while his poor wife stood by and trembled,
"I smell seven little boys!"
"Hop-O-My-Thumb" by Clara Doty Bates
A soldier boy's dying cry is heard amid the roar
Of battle strife; surround with slain he falls to rise no more.
Some mother's boy! it matters not if clad in blue or gray,
If fighting for the right or wrong, is hurried to his grave.
"Some Mother's Boy" by Mary Alice Walton

In news:

Take a step back into 1920 at the Roaring Twenties Gala, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club Graduation Initiatives.
Panthers roll past Bath Co. PARIS – Frankfort High's boys basketball team roared out to a 21-8 lead after the first quarter and cruised to a 67-50 victory over Bath County Saturday in the Kentucky Bank Shootout at Bourbon County High School.
The NASCAR boys roared through Virginia this weekend, providing a thrilling race for thousands of fun-seeking race fans.
But boy roars back to create Nike shoe.