tom walkers— «“Tin Can Tom Walkers.” Time was when tin cans were as useful after being emptied as they were before. Yesterday’s children used cans for many playthings—things like “tom walkers.” A good “tromp” collapsed the can firmly around the heel, where it clung tightly until kicked off against a curbstone.» —“The American Journal” by Jim Baker Coshocton Tribune (Ohio) Apr. 29, 1961. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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