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  • n. Alternative form of tommyrot.


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  • Of all the conceited, vicious tommy-rot I ever listened to, this is the vilest.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 5

  • Dear Lady Astor, you think you know a lot,Standing on a platform and talking tommy-rot.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • They agreed that all communists were criminals; that this vers libre was tommy-rot; and that while there ought to be universal disarmament, of course Great


  • All his life he had detested the ebullient egoism of the ‘crime passionel’, the wronged spouse, honour, vengeance, “all that tommy-rot and naked savagery.”

    Swan Song

  • 'Some tommy-rot about elderly bones taking longer to knit,' he said irritably.


  • God help him, he believed the newspapers, and my huge, overblown reputation -- he thought I was the daredevil Flash Harry of popular report, the Hero of Jallalabad, and all that tommy-rot.

    Royal Flash

  • Well, thinks I, they may talk about cares of state, and uneasy lies the head and all that tommy-rot, but this is the life for old Flashy.

    Royal Flash

  • Elementary Property Bills and 'Wealth and Want' and that sort of wordy tommy-rot.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel

  • Gaston is open to all kinds of tommy-rot that has a new mark on it.

    Joyce of the North Woods

  • But there's a word in it I happened upon, first time I opened the book; and it's stuck in my memory, for it happens to be holy sense, and not tommy-rot.

    A Sheaf of Corn


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