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tam-o'-shanter

Definitions

  • TAM O' SHANTER
    TAM O' SHANTER
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tam-o'-shanter a woolen cap of Scottish origin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tam-o'-shanter A kind of Scotch cap of wool, worsted, or the like, having a round, flattish top much wider than the band which fits the head, and usually having a tassel in the center.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tam-o'-shanter tam-ō-shan′tėr a broad bonnet.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
So named after Tam o'Shanter, a character in Burns's poem of the same name
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From the hero of Burns's famous poem.

Usage

In literature:

The stalwart form of Jane Hubbard was standing beneath him, gazing up from under a tam o'shanter cap.
"The Girl on the Boat" by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
Do you remember the red Tam o' Shanter, Peggy?
"More About Peggy" by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
Graham, Douglas (Tam o' Shanter), 122.
"Robert Burns" by Principal Shairp
She wears a divided skirt, thick boots, and a Tam o'Shanter, with an eagle's wing in it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 104, March 11, 1893" by Various
It can't be so very bad when old Tam o' Shanter can go to sleep like that.
"The Dingo Boys" by G. Manville Fenn
It was a winter when Tam o' Shanters were all the rage.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
There was not a solitary tam-o'-shanter to be seen from either of them.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
During the summer we faded a green tam-o'shanter so that it would not look too new.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
She then had a tam o'shanter designed from the same Scotch tartan.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
She sat down and took off her tam-o'-shanter and unbuttoned the new blue coat of which she had been so proud only a few days before.
"The Mission of Janice Day" by Helen Beecher Long
The wearer of the tam-o'-shanter!
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
A line at the bottom of the notice announced that three days were allowed the freshmen to obtain their proper tam-o'-shanters.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
They wore dark blue caps, which resemble tam o'shanters, but are not.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Reading of Tam o' Shanter.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
She used to wear a red jersey and a red tam-o'-shanter.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
She found somebody's tam-o'-shanter and her own sweater-coat, and slipped both on in a hurry.
"Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point" by Alice B. Emerson
Tam-o'-shanter worn by Alpine chasseurs.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
She had pinned on a blue tam-o'-shanter and was wearing a jersey of the same colour.
"The Wicked Marquis" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Tam O'Shanter and the witches.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
We were on the very track of Tam O'Shanter.
"Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Vol. I (of 2)" by William Howitt
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In poetry:

"Here," he laughs, "ye've each a leg,
Igo and Ago,
Gleg as Tam O'Shanter's 'Meg'!
Iram, coram, dago!"
""Igo And Ago"" by James Whitcomb Riley
Your name may flaunt a titled trail
Proud as a cockerel's rainbow tail,
And mine as brief appendix wear
As Tam O'Shanter's luckless mare;
To-day, old friend, remember still
That I am Joe and you are Bill.
"Bill and Joe" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Your "Tam O'Shanter" is very fine,
Both funny, racy, and divine,
From John O'Groats to Dumfries
All critics consider it to be a masterpiece,
And, also, you have said the same,
Therefore they are not to blame.
"Robert Burns" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Tam-O-Shanter is to be host for the 55th annual Sylvania Art Show on Sunday, Sept 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tam-O-Shanter is at 7060 Sylvania Ave, near Olander Park.
Next Crime-Fighting Innovation: Plaid Knickers and a Tam O'Shanter.
The free " Showcase Sylvania" business expo is to be March 23 from 9 a.m.-3 pm at the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. More than 160 area businesses are expected to be represented.
The free "Showcase Sylvania" business expo is to be March 23 from 9 a.m.-3 pm at the Sylvania Sports and Exhibition Center at Tam-O-Shanter, 7060 Sylvania Ave. More than 160 area businesses are expected to be represented.
Tam -O-Shanter is to be host for the 55th annual Sylvania Art Show on Sunday, Sept 23 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tam -O-Shanter is at 7060 Sylvania Ave, near Olander Park.
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