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You were simply a kid that turned into a man in a day—and turned into a free man!

"You let that kid fight his own battles," said Henry Anderson roughly.

And would a man be telling his heart's best secret to a kid like you?

And a kid of sixteen didn't have the judgment—couldn't have.

I want to know where that kid with the cigarette was born, and what he thinks of the harbor!

How much of a lesson, Kid, do you think this strike has been to you?

"When I was a kid it embarrassed me, my voice," he said, smiling.

Stormy Longton glanced over quickly, while the kid shuffled the cards.

Stormy Longton and the Kid arose from their table and demanded a final drink.

"Don't let her kid you, Barry," advised Cousin Jim, delving into his lobster.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "the young of a goat," from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse kið "young goat"), from Proto-Germanic *kiðjom (cf. Old High German kizzi, German kitze, Danish and Swedish kid). Extended meaning of "child" first recorded as slang 1590s, established in informal usage by 1840s. Applied to skillful young thieves and pugilists since at least 1812. Kid stuff "something easy" is from 1913 (The phrase was in use about that time in reference to vaudeville acts or advertisements featuring children, and to children-oriented features in newspapers). Kid glove "a glove made of kidskin leather" is from 1680s; sense of "characterized by wearing kid gloves," therefore "dainty, delicate" is from 1856.

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