elevator boy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n elevator boy a man employed to operate an elevator "in England they call an elevator man a liftman"
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Usage

In literature:

Elevate the morals of the boys, and you will have pure men and moral husbands.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Jim rode gaily down the tile elevator, his flashing smile getting a vivid response from the Armenian elevator boy.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
She stumbled into the elevator and did not answer when the elevator boy spoke to her.
"Stubble" by George Looms
They speak cheerily to elevator-boys and slink off into saloons.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
The elevator-boy let you in, didn't he?
"The Girl and The Bill" by Bannister Merwin
I am Angelo Moreno, the Number Three elevator boy at the Rollo Building.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
While it lacked a couple of hours of noon, the boys reached an elevated section which gave them an extended view in every direction.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Why does the elevator boy always go clear to the top floor and back when the man on the second floor rings for him?
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Don't let any of these people come upstairs," Then, turning to the elevator boy, he gave the command: "Up with her.
"The Third Degree" by Charles Klein and Arthur Hornblow
For her heart was fired by the thought of her boy's elevation in spite of herself.
"The Marriage of Elinor" by Margaret Oliphant
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In news:

A 2-year-old boy who lived in an apartment was found to have elevated lead levels in his blood.
Officers went into the elevator shaft and pulled the boy to safety through the roof of one of the building's elevators .
Police rescued an 11-year-old boy who fell three floors down an elevator shaft in a Mount Vernon building Sunday.
Eric Swain , who elevated Buchanan High's boys basketball program into the Central Section's elite in a seven-year career, has stepped down to become Clovis North's athletic director.
The boy took the terrifying tumble around 12:40 pm atop the elevated Van Siclen Avenue station on Fulton Street in Cypress Hills.
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