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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Toom Tabard [empty jacket].
 
A nickname given to John Baliol, because of his poor spirit, and sleeveless appointment to the throne of Scotland. The honour was an “empty jacket,” which he enjoyed a short time and then lost. He died discrowned in Normandy.   1
 


 Tooley Street.Tooth. 

 
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