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Old Tom and other questions

Posted by Natty 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.