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Re: Old Tom and other questions

Posted by ESC on March 31, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Old Tom and other questions posted by ESC on March 31, 2004

: : 1. an *old Tom*, slinking home, after a night spent in a place of bad repute.

: : What is the meaning of "old Tom"?

: : 2. Somebody says that his wife is to energetic for their *sized house*.

: : What does "sized house" mean?

: : 3. Later on he says that she is *cornery in her temper*.

: : What does "cornery in her temper" mean?

: : 4. "Lopsided dog" - is it a dog with a narrowing belly?

: :
: : Thanks a lot and many thanks to Smokey Stover for his previous answer about High Smoking and At Home Day.

: : 1. an *old Tom*, slinking home, after a night spent in a place of bad repute.

: : What is the meaning of "old Tom"?
: A male cat.

: : 2. Somebody says that his wife is to energetic for their *sized house*.

: : What does "sized house" mean?

: That should be "too" energetic. She has too much energy for a house that size. No doubt, meaning a small house.

: : 3. Later on he says that she is *cornery in her temper*.

: : What does "cornery in her temper" mean?

: Don't know. Could it be: ornery.
Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous. (dictionary.com)

: : 4. "Lopsided dog" - is it a dog with a narrowing belly?

: Don't know.