Definition of Highboys

1. Noun. (plural of highboy) ¹



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Definition of Highboys

1. highboy [n] - See also: highboy

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highboys

high wine
high wire
high yaller
high yellow
higharched
highball
highballed
highballing
highbinders
highboard
highborn
highboy
highboys (current term)
highbred
highbrow
highbrowed
highbrowism
highbrowisms
highbrowness
highbrows
highbush
highbush blueberries
highbush blueberry
highbush cranberry
highchair
highchairs
highcut

Literary usage of Highboys

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1. The Charm of the Antique by Robert Shackleton, Mrs. Elizabeth Fleming Shackleton (1914)
"highboys rise, drawer above drawer, toward the ceiling, and end either in a ... Hawthorne, who liked highboys, says that there is "nothing better than these ..."

2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1856)
"... both male and female ; highboys, aged twenty, and highboys aged forty-five and fifty ; pompous ladies and gentlemen with ink and tan-colored skins, ..."

3. Furniture of the Pilgrim Century, 1620-1720: Including Colonial Utensils and by Wallace Nutting (1921)
"One should measure lowboys and highboys carefully a few times, and thereafter will never ... On reference to pages 72-86 it will be noted the highboys are, ..."

4. Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings by Mary Harrod Northend (1912)
"Many highboys and lowboys show inlay work, one of the former, of English manufacture, being found in the Warner house at Portsmouth, while another, ..."

5. Colonial Furniture in America by Luke Vincent Lockwood (1921)
"This, as is shown in the chapter on "Chests of Drawers," was the way the change from low chests of drawers to those commonly called highboys was first ..."

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