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John Tamson’s Man


a henpecked husband: one ordered here, and ordered there and ordered everywhere. Tameson—i.e. spiritless, the slave even of a Tame-son.

“‘The deil’s in the wife!ʹ said Cuddie. ‘Dʹye think I am to be John Tamson’s man, and maistered by a woman aʹ the days oʹmy life?”—Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xxxix.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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