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ALUMNUS, civil law. A child which one has nursed; a foster child. Dig. 40, 2, 14.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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There was a sound representative assortment of quite young Old Boys, to whom ours was a prehistoric time, and in the trough of their modem chaff and chat we old stagers might well have been left far astern of the fun.
He was not, however, the hero of the Old Boys' Match, and that was expected of him by all.
Even so did Raffles disappoint the Old Boys in the evening as he had disappointed the school by day.
But I don't see how on the strength of that I could expert the old boy to adopt me.
At this foreshadowing of a desolate decease, the wicked old boy would whine and whimper, and would sit shaking himself into the lowest of low spirits, until such time as he could shake himself out of the house and shake another threepennyworth into himself.
Moreover it was her habit to shake her head at that wretched old boy whenever she caught his eye as he shivered and shook.
"It's my first and last battle, old boy," continued the loud soldier.
"Come, come," said James, putting his hand to his nose and winking at his cousin with a pair of vinous eyes, "no jokes, old boy; no trying it on on me.
“Twill, old boy, ‘twill,” cried Kirby, every- shade of displeasure vanishing from his open brow at the peace-offering; “throw out the hide, and that shall satisfy the law.”
You're an amusing old boy: I like you, in a sense; but here's an end of it for to-night.
"Yes," says Tom, not unwilling for a moment that the guard should think him an old boy. But then, having some qualms as to the truth of the assertion, and seeing that if he were to assume the character of an old boy he couldn't go on asking the questions he wanted, added--"That is to say, I'm on my way there.
I see'd the old boy's face flush and look plaguy awkward, and I thought we was in for somethin' nasty.