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Little Boy

the code name for the uranium-fueled atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima in 1945.
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  • How can I go to sleep and wait until morning to know if those lovely, blue, little-boy eyes will never look up at me again?

    Phyllis Maria Thompson Daviess
  • But he did stoop to her and take her in his big arms for a little-boy hug.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • Why should he feel that absurd, little-boy sense of guilt because he was going to provide himself with a good night's rest?

    Shadows of Flames Amelie Rives
  • It was such a little-boy thing in comparison with the grown-up, responsible rest of him!

    The Wishing-Ring Man Margaret Widdemer
  • Don't you recollect him a-saying he would leave if you give him little-boy jobs?

    Mothering on Perilous Lucy S. Furman
  • The little-boy fear of sleeping away from home was ebbing and he thought that perhaps he was growing up at last.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • Long-Shanks at last threw off little-boy, took two steps backward and picked up his cap from the ground.

    Good Blood Ernst Von Wildenbruch
  • She had never seemed bigger to me, even in my little-boy days, when I considered her a giant.

    Vanguards of the Plains Margaret McCarter
  • A roar went up, a roar from their very hearts, like the yell which had burst up from their little-boy game-centers.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • Mr. Crow once told us about some of his little-boy adventures, as you may remember.

    Hollow Tree Nights and Days Albert Bigelow Paine

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