Tom walkers— «What are “Tom walkers,” you say? Why, bless yoru heart, don’t go talking about “stilts” out there in Oakland City. They are “Tom walkers” to everybody and every kid.» —“‘Tom Walker’ Fad Hits Oakland City; Kids Stepping High” by Paul Stevenson Atlanta Constitution (Ga.) Aug. 6, 1921. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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