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errand boy

(in Britain, esp formerly) a boy employed by a shopkeeper to deliver goods and run other errands
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  • "I am acting as my own errand boy, you see," she said, smiling.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He worked in a shipyard for a bit, then I took him as a sort of errand boy and porter.

  • At this time he was his own buyer, salesman, book-keeper and errand boy.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis
  • George W. Childs was an errand boy for a bookseller at $4 a month.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • Mr. Wittleworth had been an errand boy in Mr. Choate's office!

    Make or Break Oliver Optic
  • Then Willie opened the door and followed the errand boy into the place.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss
  • The spy in the house below gave that dollar to the errand boy.

    The Secret Wireless

    Lewis E. Theiss
  • An errand boy from the market carries the stuff as far as the door.

    Three Plays Luigi Pirandello
  • You sent off that errand boy, and that is how the whole thing came about.

    The Errand Boy Horatio Alger
  • He did not add another word to the query, "Do you want a errand boy?"

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon

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