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 +<< [[contents:​index| Dictionary Index]] << [[contents:​f|Definitions under F]]
  
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 +====== Fly ======
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 +//See// [[d:​devil|Devil]]. — //M//.\\
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 +A boy who takes the printed sheets off the [[t:​tympan|tympan]] as soon as the[[p:​pressman| pressman]] turns it up, for the sake of despatch: it was most frequently done with newspapers, as they are always pressed for time, and are obliged to work with the greatest expedition. These boys are not now called devils, as in the time of Moxon, but //Flies//, or //Fly Boys//​. ​
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