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Tom Fool

[W Car.; from Tom Fool a foolish person, but cf. also Fante ɔ-tám a simple, silly fellow DJE; from its disregard for safety] n. 1. a bird, the stolid flycatcher (Myriarchus stolidus): 1944 Flycatchers called "tom -fools" by the natives (Klingel 109). <Mayag.>

2. a bird, the Greater Antillean peewee (Contopus caribaeus): 1972 (Paterson 116).

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Last update: 2011-07-28 21:15
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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