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long tom

[′lȯŋ ′täm]
(mining engineering)
A trough, longer than a rocker, for washing gold-bearing earth.

Long Tom

[′lȯŋ ′täm]
(ordnance)
Popular name for 155-millimeter self-propelled gun.
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He couldn't believe what happened next--Coach calmly laid Long Tom on top of his desk and hung his crutch on the hook beside the blackboard behind his perch where the other one was hanging.
Frank Tyson, d now Long he i r nl This year we have lost Richie Benaud, Frank Tyson, Brian Close and now Long Tom.
The engraving said the crappie weighed three pounds and was caught in the Long Tom River.
After the crash on a mountain road at Long Tom Pass, near Johannesburg, passengers' bodies were found in tree-tops.
Before David Turner even got in his canoe for a float along the Long Tom River outside Monroe, he was already delighted by something along the water's edge.
That fellow Gibson, with all his fly-bynight nonsense, needs a damn good flogging with a nine-foot long tom.
They might have been saved if they had not been yelling and driver Titus Dube had not hit the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the bus down a 35ft drop on the Long Tom Pass, near Lydenberg, in 1999.
The freelance tour manager from Aberdeen has been in a coma since last September, when a tour bus carrying her and British tourists plunged into Long Tom Pass, in South Africa, killing 28 people.
The freelance tour manager has been in a coma since last September, when a tour bus carrying her and a group of elderly British tourists plunged down a mountainside at Long Tom Pass, near Lydenburg, killing 28.
Gravel and bedrock samples are collected from the drill in buckets and processed in a small Long Tom sluice box, which accurately simulates conventional placer mining equipment.
His new work, "Along the Long Tom River: Observations From the Past and Present," was the result of his passion for local history.
Other lots will include a long tom (pounds 250-pounds 350) owned by Cecil Boyd-Rochfort (1887-1983), and a pocket watch (pounds 1,000-pounds 1,500) that commemorated Fred Archer's 1881 Derby win.