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Tom

(tôm), river, c.525 mi (840 km) long, rising in the Alatau range, S Siberian Russia. It flows N through the Kuznetsk Basin past Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, and Tomsk into the Ob River. It is navigable from Novokuznetsk.

Tom’

 

(in its upper course, Tomskaia Rossoshina), a river in Amur Oblast, RSFSR; a left tributary of the Zeia River (Amur River basin). The Tom’ is 433 km long and drains an area of 16,000 sq km. It rises in the Turana Range and flows through the Zeia-Bureia Lowland. It is fed primarily by rain. High water lasts from May through October. The mean flow rate near the mouth is 103 cu m per sec. The Tom’ freezes in late October or early November, and the ice breaks up in late April or early May. The city of Belogorsk is located on the river.


Tom’

 

a river in the Khakass Autonomous Oblast and in Kemerovo and Tomsk oblasts, RSFSR; a right tributary of the Ob’. The Tom’ is 827 km long and drains an area of 62,000 sq km. It rises on the western slopes of the Abakan Range. In its upper course the Tom’ is a mountain river; farther downstream it flows through the Kuznetsk Basin and the Western Siberian Lowland. The floodplain is up to 3 km wide, and the riverbed has many bars. The Tom’ is fed by mixed sources, mainly snow. The mean flow rate 580 km from the mouth is 650 cu m per sec, reaching a maximum of 3,960 cu m per sec. The mean flow rate at the mouth is 1,110 cu m per sec. The river freezes from October to early December, and the ice breaks up from late April to early May. The largest tributaries are the Mras-Su, the Kondoma, and the Un’ga on the left and the Usa, the Verkhniaia Ters’, the Sredniaia Ters’, the Nizhniaia Ters’, and the Taidon on the right. The river is used to float timber. The Tom’ is navigable as far as Tomsk and, during high water, as far as Novokuznetsk. The cities of Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, and Tomsk are situated on the river. The Kuznetsk Coal Basin is located in the Tom’ River basin.

shore

A piece of timber to support a wall, usually set in a diagonal or oblique position, to hold the wall in place temporarily.

tom

a. the male of various animals, esp the cat
b. (as modifier): a tom turkey
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said Tom to himself, "what business has he in that snug bar?
All these things passed rapidly through Tom's mind as he sat drinking the hot punch by the roaring fire, and he felt very justly and properly indignant that the tall man should be in a fair way of keeping such an excellent house, while he, Tom Smart, was as far off from it as ever.
Yes, you could," said Tom, "if you'd minded what you were doing.
With this terrible conclusion, Tom ran away from Maggie toward the mill, meaning to greet Luke there, and complain to him of Harry.
Oh,' returned Tom, with contemptuous patronage, 'she's a regular girl.
Tom took his cigar out of his mouth, to shut up his eye (which had grown rather unmanageable) with the greater expression, and to tap his nose several times with his finger.
Chambers expostulated, and said, "But, Marse Tom, dey's too many of 'em--dey's--"
And yet the moment Tom happened to be good to her, and kind-- and this occurred every now and then--all her sore places were healed, and she was happy; happy and proud, for this was her son, her nigger son, lording it among the whites and securely avenging their crimes against her race.
He was a boy to be proud of, with his curly brown hair, keen gray eye, straight active figure, and little ears and hands and feet, "as fine as a lord's," as Charity remarked to Tom one day, talking, as usual, great nonsense.
Not bad; play away," was the gracious reply, as Tom shut his eyes, and lay so still that Maud was charmed at the success of her attempt.
All right," Tom finally answered, as he hung the receiver up, "I'll be here," and then he turned to Ned, whose curiosity had been growing with the telephone talk, and remarked:
Then she sprang away and ran around and around the desks and benches, with Tom after her, and took refuge in a corner at last, with her little white apron to her face.