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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 was the oldest there, but none had a warmer twinkle in his eye than Long Tom.
Coach balanced himself on the crutch wedged in his left armpit and waggled Long Tom ritualistically, as a golfer preparing to tee off.
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.
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.
The festival, held at Long Tom Grange, features daffodils by the bouquet, bulb or pot, as well as the well-loved, plate-size cinnamon rolls, live bluegrass music, wagon rides, hot meals prepared by high school students, and goods from 40 local vendors.
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.
He pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, sending the coach over a precipice on the Long Tom Pass, near Lydenburg.
A three-month police probe into the tragedy at the Long Tom Pass has ruled out mechanical failure and dismissed claims by driver Titus Dube that the coach's brakes failed.
Mr Dube, a father of four, told rescuers the brakes had failed as he was pulled from the wreckage at the foot of the Long Tom Pass.
for the annual daffodil ride to The Long Tom Grange.
95 each, Room at Cubic; cushion, pounds 15 for two, Debenhams; Long Tom pots, from pounds 5.
Mr Watson, who was on his first holiday for ten years, suffered five fractured ribs and a punctured lung when the coach careered off a mountain road in the Long Tom Pass, near Lydenburg.