loblolly boy


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loblolly boy

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loblolly man

n
(Nautical Terms) navy Brit (formerly) a boy or man acting as a medical orderly on board ship
[C18: from loblolly sense 2, applied to a ship's doctor's medicines]
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What role did the loblolly boy historically perform on British Navy ships?
95 pbk); Random/Longacre NZ The Loblolly Boy and the Sorcerer James Norcliffe (NZ$19.
We are fortunate in this edition, too, to hear from a number of children's book authors as they describe their own approaches to writing and how such characters as Tashi, The Loblolly Boy, Anna and Zac, Tom and Bilby came to life.
And whatever you do, don't miss Roger Daltrey's scene-stealing turn as a grizzled Loblolly boy - the name given to old salts turned medical porters.
I guess the story of The Loblolly Boy came from my fooling about with these ideas.
Of course, I was fascinated by what would happen to the newly-minted Loblolly Boy, but what intrigued me almost as much was why, given the wonders of lying and invisibility, would anyone want to give them up?
In this way the reader guesses how the Loblolly Boy of the opening chapter came to be, but not why he wanted so desperately to become human again.
True, you could return to the world of real sensory experience, but only at the cost of condemning someone else to the half-existence of a Loblolly Boy.
And so it is that Michael, the main character, of this delightful fantasy, first meets the Loblolly Boy.
dagger][dagger] NORCLIFFE, James The Loblolly Boy Longacre, 2009 224pp NZ$19.
But once the reality of being invisible and virtually alone sinks in, the Loblolly Boy begins to understand the living death that it really is--unless he can persuade another to Exchange with him.
We come across the phenomenon of Exchanging, we side with the Newborn and Sensitives and we shudder at the multiple enemies: the Collectors (who want to keep loblolly boys in cages or tanks) and Researchers (who want to '.