Little Boy



the code name for the uranium-fueled atomic bomb dropped by the U.S. on Hiroshima in 1945.

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Examples from the Web for little boy

Historical Examples of little boy

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


    Dorothy Canfield

  • 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?


    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • 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