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 Old Tom.Old World. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Old Women,
 
in theatrical parlance, means actresses who take the part of “old women.” In full companies there are first and second “old women.” The term Old Men is similarly used.   1
 


 Old Tom.Old World. 

 
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