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doughboy

dohbaw i

  • n  an American infantryman in World War I
  • n  a rounded lump of dough that is deep-fried and served as hot bread
    the doughboy was a predecessor of the doughnut

  • Let Reader Buffum fash himself no more; wherever it came from (authorities disagree),"doughboy" has no money taint.
  • From General Pershing he drew a simple tribute: "Here is America's greatest doughboy.
  • But bravely I hold my ground on 47th Street, like a World War I doughboy dug in on the Marne, because I have finally absorbed an enduring life lesson: children play with the box .
News & Articles

  • 'Doughboy' statue has new (old) home on South Anne Street in Lancaster
    The statue of a World War I-era "Doughboy" was returned to South Ann Street on Wednesday after 51 years away.The statue was purchased by residents of the southeastern Lancaster city neighborhood in the 1920s to honor the 482 men and women from the neighborhood who had served in the "Great War."It wa...
    June 12, 2013 - Lancaster Online
  • Back to the homefront: 'Doughboy' has new (old) home
    The statue of a World War I-era "Doughboy" was returned to South Ann Street on Wednesday after 51 years away.The statue was purchased by residents of the southeastern Lancaster city neighborhood in the 1920s to honor the 482 men and women from the neighborhood who had served in the "Great War."It wa...
    June 12, 2013 - Lancaster Online
Quotes

  • Grantland Rice in SecondsOut
    After Willard-Dempsey, Grantland Rice wrote in the New York Herald Tribune, "Dempsey is the champion boxer but not the champion fighter. It would be an insult to every doughboy that took his heavy pack to front-line trenches to refer to Dempsey as a...
  • President Bush in AINA
    Gen. George Casey, the top US commander in Iraq, called the military's efforts "the Pillsbury Doughboy idea" -- pressing the insurgency in one area only causes it to rise elsewhere.

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