little guy


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for a politician who likes to portray himself as a friend of the little guy, he sure is fond of rubbing elbows with the fat cats

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Photos circulated show the scaly little guys (about one- to three-feet long, not fully grown) being handled by Audubon employees, with kids comfortably petting the gators' backs. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "New Orleans' Airport Lets You Pet Baby Alligators for Emotional Support," 26 Nov. 2018 These little guys are vegetarian, gluten-free and delectable. Taylor Palmby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Are there healthy food options at Summerfest? Kind of and we've ranked and rated them for you," 5 July 2018 Tuesday afternoon, local coverage of the climb trended on Twitter with #mprraccoon, and the world began rooting for the little guy. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Climbing raccoon scales Minnesota skyscraper, defies death and becomes internet famous," 13 June 2018 The USS Milwaukee is the Navy's newest Freedom-class littoral combat ship, plucky little guys designed to dominate the coast. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Watch the Navy's Newest Littoral Combat Ship Absolutely Tear It Up at Top Speed," 30 Oct. 2015 Just look at those eyes: No one can ever replace ol’ Charlie the ranch dog…but this little guy sure is going a long way to fill the hole Charlie left. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "Ree Drummond's Newest Ranch Hand Is an Adorable Basset Hound Puppy," 4 Jan. 2018 But thanks to toys, books, clothes, and crafts, children's rooms can feel especially disastrous — especially since a certain little guy or gal never seems to be keen on keeping it tidy. Lauren Piro, Good Housekeeping, "9 New Rules for Decluttering a Kid's Room — And Keeping It That Way," 19 Jan. 2016 Best of all, there was Ayden himself, a smiling, blond, blue-eyed little guy in robust good health who tips the scale at 28 pounds. Mary Carole Mccauley,, ""Miracle" baby celebrates his first birthday at home," 9 June 2018 PhillyVoice says the glowy little guys could be making a comeback in our area. Aubrey Nagle,, "Local Dems oppose SCOTUS pick, school board hosts first public meeting | Morning Newsletter," 10 July 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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