Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A turkey-cock.

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Examples

  • But Hepsey, she was in one o 'her contrary streaks, an' she wouldn't do a thing; an 'when I went out to look, why, sure' nuff, there was our old tom-turkey froze as stiff as

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  • Socinians to be beat by a tom-turkey; and finally he made a dive and ketched him by the neck in spite o 'his floppin', and stroked him down, and put Huldy's apron 'round him.

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • But Hepsy, she was in one o 'her contrary streaks, an' she would n't do a thing; an 'when I went out to look, why, sure' nuff, there was our old tom-turkey froze as stiff as a stake, – his claws jist a stickin 'right straight up like this.

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  • Sure enough, there was the old tom-turkey a struttin 'and a sidlin' and a quitterin, 'and a floutin' his tail-feathers in the sun, like a lively young widower, all ready to begin life over agin.

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  • Lordy massy! you might as well 'a' tried to get it out an old tom-turkey, that'll strut and gobble and quitter, and drag his wings on the ground, and fly at you, but won't say nothin '.

    Oldtown Fireside Stories

  • a tom-turkey; so finally he made a dive, and ketched him by the neck in spite o 'his floppin', and stroked him down, and put Huldy's apron

    Oldtown Fireside Stories

  • '"Oh, Doctor!' says Huldy, all in a tremble; 'cause, you know, she didn't want to contradict the minister, and she was afraid she should laugh -- 'I never heard that a tom-turkey would set on eggs.'

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • "Sure enough, there was the old tom-turkey a-struttin 'and a-sidlin' and a-quitterin ', and a-floutin' his tail feathers in the sun, like a lively young widower all ready to begin life over again.

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • "No, no; the biggest I ever seen was the size o 'Shamgar's tom-turkey; but plenty?

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  • "'O doctor!' says Huldy, all in a tremble; 'cause, you know, she didn't want to contradict the minister, and she was afraid she should laugh, -- 'I never heard that a tom-turkey would set on eggs.'

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