tomato can


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tomato can

An exceptionally poor boxer, one who is often paired with a much better boxer so as to improve the latter's statistics and win percentages. The up-and-coming star boxer suffered a huge upset last night at the hands of a tomato can who everyone expected to lose.
See also: can, tomato
References in classic literature ?
Beside him, an unrolled bundle showed itself as consisting of a ragged overcoat and containing an empty and smoke-blackened tomato can, an empty and battered condensed milk can, some dog-meat partly wrapped in brown paper and evidently begged from some butcher-shop, a carrot that had been run over in the street by a wagon-wheel, three greenish- cankered and decayed potatoes, and a sugar-bun with a mouthful bitten from it and rescued from the gutter, as was made patent by the gutter-filth that still encrusted it.
Picking up the tomato can, he arose, went down the short path to the river, and returned with the can filled with not-nice river water.
The Tertiary comprises railway tracks, patent pavements, grass, snakes, mouldy boots, beer bottles, tomato cans, intoxicated citizens, garbage, anarchists, snap-dogs and fools.
These bare places were grown up with dingy, yellow weeds, hiding innumerable tomato cans; innumerable children played upon them, chasing one another here and there, screaming and fighting.
Your everyday staples though, like basil, parsley, rosemary and sage, all deserve a spot on the sill (cleaned tomato cans will do for pots) and won't dominate your kitchen.
Fill one of the tomato cans halfway with water and pour this into the dish.
John who clearly was expecting cookies or brownies was disappointed with the tomato cans and I was too.
It's casual with lots of red, from the walls to the gigantic tomato cans used as table racks for the 14-inch pizzas.
"I was bleeding where tomato cans were stored in the restaurant.
"Everyone knows that Joe Calzaghe only fights the freshest tomato cans available and has actively avoided me throughout the years.
At Lia Rumma, Haim Steinbach, in his first show in Naples in nine years, installed tomato cans, bingo baskets, and a pack of Neapolitan cards - three fetishized objects of popular Neapolitan culture - on metal shelves, as well as four wall-mounted rectangular pieces of furniture, each equipped with a drawer for hiding spotless handkerchiefs and coins.
"Tomato Cans," the best of the essays in the "Drinking" section, is a reminder that Stephens is first and foremost a fiction writer.
He'd rather be on a fast track than build up gradually by fighting meatballs and tomato cans, saying he can get his timing back by working in the gym with trainer Rocky Gonzalez and good friend Sean Fitzgerald.
"We're just very excited about the opportunities that are coming up," Army said, "but we know they're coming up because Edwin's taking chances with his fights - we're not fighting tomato cans. People are starting to take notice."
"It's easy to get a guy to 25-0 record by putting him in against tomato cans, but the problem is he doesn't learn anything.