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Tom, diminutive of Thomas, a favourite name among the common people: “and T. bears logs into the hall,” LLL V, 2, 924. “T. Snout the tinker,” Mids. I, 2, 63. “as Tib's rush for --'s forefinger,” All's II, 2, 24. “good T. Drum, lend me a handkercher,” V, 3, 322 (cf. Drum). “I prithee, T., beat Cut's saddle,” H4A II, 1, 6. their (the drawers') “christen names, as T., Dick and Francis,” II, 4, 9. “here, T., take all the money,” H6B II, 3, 76. “T. o'Bedlam,” Lr. I, 2, 148, the common name of vagabond beggars, either mad or feigning to be so; the name and part assumed by Edgar in his disguise: Lr. II, 3, 20. III, 4, 43. III, 4, 43 59 etc.
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