Tom o Bedlam

Tom o' Bed"lam

(?). Formerly, a wandering mendicant discharged as incurable from Bethlehem Hospital, England; hence, a wandering mendicant, either mad or feigning to be so; a madman; a bedlamite.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

To*mop"te*ris

(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. to`mos a cut + ptero`n wing (but taken to mean, fin).] (Zol.) A genus of transparent marine annelids which swim actively at the surface of the sea. They have deeply divided or forked finlike organs (parapodia). This genus is the type of the order, or suborder, Gymnocopa.
[1913 Webster]

 

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