Toom

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Toom Empty.
    • v. t Toom To empty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • toom Empty.
    • n toom A piece of waste ground where rubbish is shot.
    • toom To empty.
    • n toom Vacant time; leisure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Toom tōōm empty
    • n Toom a dumping-ground for rubbish
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tom, fr. Icel. tōmr,; akin to Dan. & Sw. tom, As. tōme, adv. Cf. Teem to pour

Usage

In literature:

Why, there be scores of these laybeds that be toom as old Dun's 'baccabox on Friday night.
"Dracula" by Bram Stoker
Of himself Carr was the 'toom tabard' of earlier parlance in his native country, the 'stuffed shirt' of a later and more remote generation.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
Be my sooth, we found a broken lock, an' toom kists.
"The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner" by James Hogg
I'm gauin to toom the man's gun.
"Sir Gibbie" by George MacDonald
Naebody wad carry aboot toom (empty) kists wi' them.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
I wad as soon gang to the bottom as to the toom house.
"A Modern Telemachus" by Charlotte M. Yonge
What a scorn he has for bonny faces and toom souls!
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
Finallie, in memorie of the said Elfleds magnanimitie and valorous mind, this epitaph was fixed on hir toome.
"Chronicles (1 of 6): The Historie of England (6 of 8)" by Raphael Holinshed
Toom (empty) yir mooth this meenut and say the twenty-third Psalm to the minister.
"Kate Carnegie and Those Ministers" by Ian Maclaren
It will end in a `toom pantry' for us, and that before very long.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
They may have given the hint of a toom larder by serving a dish of spurs on the board.
"The Balladists" by John Geddie
Come this way, sir, up the stair, and take care ye dinna stumble on that toom cask o' saut.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
Na," she said, as Gavin made a too liberal offer, "that would toom the well, and there's jimply enough for oursels.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
My faith, he tooms his bicker like a man, as your greybeard 'ill witness in the mornin, guidwife.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland" by Various
Come this way, sir, up the stair, and take care ye dinna stumble on that toom cask o' saut.
"Tales from Blackwood" by Various
There is a small inn at Toome Bridge, where the angler can procure a boat.
"Blacker's Art of Fly Making, &c." by William Blacker
Another important area is north of Toome Bridge in the county of Antrim.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
You had gone to Toome.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
I'll be glad to toom a tankard wi' you after the sport.
"The Mosstrooper" by Robert Scott Fittis
His explanation of this remarkable proceeding was that he wished the bottle "toom," that he might again have it filled.
"The History of Burke and Hare" by George Mac Gregor
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In poetry:

His staff's at the wa',
Toom, toom is his chair!
His bannet an' a'!
An' I maun be here!
"Fareweel, O Fareweel" by Carolina Oliphant
But up there you,
I' the bow o' the blue,
Haud skirlin on as gien a' war new!
Toom-heidit laverock!
"The Laverock" by George MacDonald
"My faither's girnel wasna toom;
We aye had something to the fore;
But oh! the starvin' wives an' bairns
That aften wannert roun' the door!
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
"Set on them, lads!" quo' Willie than,
"Fye, lads, set on them cruellie!
For ere they win to the Ritterford,
Mony a toom saddle there sall be!
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang
Whan the barrels were toom the sign was taen doun;
The wife gaed deleerit an' frichtet the toun,
An' never was heard sic a din an' deray
As rang through the publican's dwallin' that day.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
As the weavin' grew waur, the shops they wad toom,
An' the weavers in scores gaed aff frae the loom
To seek ither wark; they were tired in the strife
O' strugglin' an' starvin' the hale o' their life.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Champions Tour - ' Toom ' Terrific again in Scotland.
Last Post 26 Jan 2010 09:40 AM by TOOMS.
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In science:

Toom (1981) Mathematical Olympiads by Mail. (In Russian).
Random Bulgarian solitaire
Toom, editors, Stochastic local Markov systems. cel lular systems: ergodicity, memory, morphogenesis.
Probabilistic cellular automata and random fields with i.i.d. directions
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