long tom

Definitions

  • And Tom sat upon the buoy long days
    And Tom sat upon the buoy long days
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n long tom a long swivel cannon formerly used by the navy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Long tom (Zoöl) A pivot gun of great length and range, on the dock of a vessel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Long Tom a long gun, as distinguished from a carronade, a gun carried amidships on a swivel-carriage
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Usage

In literature:

I met ode Raybould today i' th' Exchange, an' he tode me some'at as I'd long suspected, about his son Tom.
"Julia And Her Romeo: A Chronicle Of Castle Barfield" by David Christie Murray
Just then Tom came into the dining room holding something in his hand covered with a long paper bag.
"The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle" by Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)
Tom was not long left in doubt as to Crane's intentions.
"The Young Miner" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
Long after his school-days were ended he took up, for the first time, 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Uncle Ike's is a long way beyond the town, Tom.
"Ruth Fielding and the Gypsies" by Alice B. Emerson
My daddy wus named Tom an' he 'longed ter Mr. Ben Murry fust an' later ter Mr. Jimmy Crump.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
After a long sleep, produced by weariness, Tom and the two boys dressed, and made their appearance before their hostess.
"The Voyage of the "Steadfast"" by W.H.G. Kingston
She only pushed herself a little in front, and stared up at Tom and Agatha with solemn, longing eyes.
"Our Frank" by Amy Walton
Big Tom steered our boat with a long oar, which he used as a rudder.
"On the Indian Trail" by Egerton Ryerson Young
Washing out in long-tom.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
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In poetry:

From which Tom Thumb got loose at last,
And home return'd again ;
Where he from following dangers long,
In safety did remain :
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
The darkest, strangest mystery
I ever read, or heern, or see,
Is 'long of a drink at Taggart's Hall,--
Tom Taggart's of Gilgal.
"The Mystery Of Gilgal" by John Hay
Till though long lost are stone and slate,
Though the brook no more runs,
And dead long time are Tom, John, Kate,
Their sons and their sons' sons;
"A Ballad Of Nursery Rhyme" by Robert Graves
"My son, as I make ready
To seek my last long home,
Some cares I had for Neddy,
But none for thee, my Tom:
Sobriety and order
You ne'er departed from.
"The King Of Brentford’s Testament" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Then what sardines in half-lighted passages!
Locking of fingers in long hide-and-seek.
You will protect me, my silken Myfanwy,
Ring leader, tom-boy, and chum to the weak.
"Myfanwy" by Sir John Betjeman
Long linger'd she o'er this her fav'rite dish,
And none the less 'twas sweet to her who knew
That high above the tumult of the streets
Below, in direful anguish, rang the shrieks
Of Tom.
"Thomas And Vivien" by Oscar Fay Adams

In news:

Tom Long drives his 1947 Chrysler Town & Country woodie convertible alongside Frank Hainey in his 1940 Chevrolet sedan at the beginning of the Tur.
Republican Sen Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Sunday on ABC News' "This Week" that he is willing to accept tax rate increases as a component of a fiscal cliff deal, as long as Democrats put "significant entitlement reform" on the table.
So, when Gov Tom Corbett said last week that he will present the Legislature with a long-awaited proposal on transportation, House Republican leaders immediately said they wanted to separate road and bridge funding from mass transit funding.
60's Tom Rinaldi tells the heartwarming story of Conner and Cayden Long.
E:60's Tom Rinaldi tells the heartwarming story of Conner and Cayden Long.
TOM HAYS and COLLEEN LONG.
Tom Corbett says he hopes the long prison sentence imposed on Jerry Sandusky is a just reward for his victims' trust in the justice system.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says more people have voted early in Milwaukee this year than did in 2008 when the period to do so was nearly twice as long.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says more people have voted early in Milwaukee this year than did in 2008 when the period to do so was nearly twice as long.
Mark Moran / the citizens' voice Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton reiterated before council Monday night that downsizing the city's work force will be necessary in order to solve its $2 million deficit and long-term financial uncertainty.
Hall of Famer and panel member Phil Niekro credited two historians on the panel, Peter Morris and Tom Simon, with helping to illuminate the accomplishments of those who are long gone.
NewsHour Correspondent Tom Bearden talks to researchers who are assessing the long-term damage to the Gulf.
Tom Petty Releases 'Long After Dark.
Tom Holce, a pioneering Oregon technology entrepreneur and investor, died at home with family in Jantzen Beach on Wednesday following a long fight with cancer.
Polly Summerlin Williams, 78, 448 Tom Hill Road, after a long wait, went to be with her Lord and Savior, having passed from this life Tuesday morning at her home.
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In science:

Much of the present work is the fruit of a long series of discussions with Pierre Noyes, influenced at critical points by Tom Etter and Keith Bowden.
Non-Commutative Worlds -- A Summary
I would like to thank my collaborators Ed Copeland and Tom Kibble for their part in this long pro ject.
Evolution of a Network of Cosmic String Loops
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