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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Highboy  \High"boy`\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  lives  high;  also  in  politics,  a  highflyer. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  set  of  drawers.  [U.  S.]  ``Mahogany  highboys 
  glittering  with  brass  handles.''  --K.  L.  Bates. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tallboy  \Tall"boy`\,  n. 
  1.  A  kind  of  long-stemmed  wineglass  or  cup. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  household  furniture  common  in  the  eighteenth 
  century,  usually  in  two  separate  parts  with  larger 
  drawers  above  and  smaller  ones  below  and  raised  on  legs 
  fifteen  inches  or  more  in  height;  --  called  also 
  {highboy}. 
 
  3.  A  long  sheet-metal  pipe  for  a  chimney  top 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  highboy 
  n  :  a  tall  chest  of  drawers  divided  into  two  sections  and 
  supported  on  four  legs  [syn:  {tallboy}] 




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