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black boy

another name for grass tree (sense 1)
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  • The Duke of Montagu lived in the neighborhood, and his attention was attracted by the bright, frank countenance of the black boy.

    The Freedmen's Book Lydia Maria Child
  • The master was sitting up in his cot, with a black boy attending on him.

    The Three Commanders W.H.G. Kingston
  • The black boy obeyed just as Gerrard sank back upon the ground.

    Tom Gerrard Louis Becke
  • Toby was the black boy of the establishment, and was a great admirer of Rose.

    In the Wilds of Florida W.H.G. Kingston
  • He turned and surveyed the multitude, including the black boy, that we had foisted upon him.

    South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady
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Black Boy definition

(1945) An autobiographical novel by the African-American author Richard Wright, portraying racial conflicts in the rural South.

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