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Fly-boy

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The boy in a printing-office who lifts the printed sheets off the press. He is called the fly-boy because he catches the sheets as they fly from the tympan (q.v.) immediately the frisket (q.v.) is opened. This is now generally performed by the pressmen.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Flush (A)
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Flutter
Flutter the Devecotes (To)
Fly (plural flys)
Fly (plural flies)
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