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po' boy

A traditional sandwich from New Orleans, Louisiana, made with a long roll of French bread and containing a variety of fillings, almost always with some kind of meat or fried seafood. ("Po' boy" being short for "poor boy," supposedly referring to striking workers in 1929 to whom a local restaurant served such sandwiches.) Primarily heard in US. Ever since leaving New Orleans to go to college, I can't stop craving a proper roast beef po' boy from back home. I'm ordering a dozen po' boys for the party, so if you have any food allergies, let me know this afternoon.
See also: boy
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The red colors above faded away as the sun vanished, but a million stars were lighted, a million lamps shone; and the King's Son spread out his arms towards heaven, and wood, and sea; when at the same moment, coming by a path to the right, appeared, in his wooden shoes and jacket, the poor boy who had been confirmed with him.
take steps for finding out the poor boy, and at last you do find out the poor boy, and me and Mrs Boffin often exchange the observation, "We shall see him again, under happy circumstances.
she answered with much passion, "I hate the name of Master Blifil, as I do whatever is base and treacherous: and I wonder Mr Allworthy would suffer that old barbarous schoolmaster to punish a poor boy so cruelly for what was only the effect of his good-nature.
Noble Athelstane, farewell; and farewell, my poor boy, whose heart might make amends for a weaker head I will save you, or return and die with you.
The poor boy is not so much to blame as the woman who deluded him, thinking him a gentleman, which he IS, and having money, which he has NOT.
But he may have been looking for money, my dear, and we all thought of your having a pretty legacy as well as Fred;--and now everything is so dreadful--there's no pleasure in thinking of anything, with that poor boy disappointed as he is.
If my poor boy should ever stray this way, do not tempt him to disclose it or have him watched when he returns; for if we are hunted, we must fly again.
Had the poor boy suddenly gone mad, or was this vicarious farewell a part of the courtship of Devil's Ford?
I will solicit the pardon of that poor boy," said Aramis.
The worst of it is that the poor boy will keep on this way until he deteriorates into a first-class newspaper man and also a first-class scoundrel.
He always said he'd be buried near the sun-dial he used to climb upon when he was a baby, did my poor boy, and his words come true--you can see the place with your own eyes; we've kept the turf up, ever since.
THE COMPLETE WILLIE AND THE POOR BOYS (RIPPLE) When Ronnie Lane, of Small Faces fame, became afflicted with MS, it focused the attention of many of his music buddies, who put together a benefit concert at London's Royal Albert Hall in September, 1983.
Pralines and beignets, soft and sweet/ Jambalaya and red beans to jump for joy/ A hot Lucky Dog, now that's a treat/ And po'boys for poor boys,/ We can't be beat
Ready to Read suggests that while poor children as a whole are falling behind on language, poor boys fare the worst.
He can replace those poor boys with the 5 million from the deportation list.