Tommy Atkins


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Tommy Atkins

A British soldier. The term originated in manuals once sent to British soldiers, in which the name used as an example was "Tommy Atkins" (as opposed to "John Doe"). In his younger years, my grandfather was a Tommy Atkins.
See also: tommy
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In the Meet Tommy Atkins solo performance, Year 8 and Year 10 GCSE history students follow the story of Tommy Atkins, a reservist who is immediately called up to serve when, on August 4, 1914, war is declared between Britain and Germany.
Se evaluaron cinco cultivares que incluyen: Criollo, Hadden, Hilacha, Kent y Tommy Atkins.
plant1 acts on the regulation of vegetative growth in Tommy atkins young plants (MOUCO et al.
Tommy Atkins mango cubes became more orange, but also underwent more browning than Kent mango cubes when they were stored at 5 C.
Like Tommy Atkins, O'Kelly's military service and his status as a soldier are indelibly inked into him, and it is a smear that stains him with an inability to progressively function as a component of the non-military society.
Keith and Tommy Atkins are the two most exported Dominican mango varieties, reports Hoy (June 9, 2014).
If you'd asked Tommy Atkins as he plunged into the biting cold surf on June 6,1944, "Will you lay down your life so the Japanese can take over our car industry?
Tommy Atkins is a variety valued for its very long shelf life and comA[degrees] prises about 80 per cent of manA[degrees] goes sold in the UK and US.
That the cook's first charge shares his name with the popular slang term for an ordinary soldier (5) is significant, as is the cook's imaginative association of baby Tommy Atkins with the disabled young man in hospital.
Some of the main varieties for export include the Tommy Atkins and the Keitt, which are mainly sold in the United States and the UK, as well as other European countries and Caribbean islands.
The mango varieties featured in the festival include Kent, Palmer, Tommy Atkins, Manalagai, Cengkir, Harum Manis, Organic, Long Mango, Kesat, Grape Mango, Sundhari, Sindhooram, Nadan, Panchavarnam, Vazhakoombu, Neelam, Kader, Kazhaled, Chenkal Varikka, Rumali, Kilichundan, Mallika, Malgova, Kalapadi, Himapasanth, Kotturkonam, nathala, Allover, Ammini, Apple Gound, Badampuri, Black Rose, Chakkara Gound, Cheeri, Cheru Nadan, Dilpasanth, Gova Mango, Gudadat, Jailer, Ko Mango, Kudoos, Ladu, Moovandan, Nadasala, Natti Colour, Nattiya-1, Nattiya Big, Natty Gold, Ottumalgova, Palgova, Priyoor, Red Apple, Red Rose, Santhi Malgova, White Malgova, Alphonso, Badami, Totapuri, Kesar, Rajapuri, Peather, Roja, Omlet, Green Sweet Mango, Chockanan Mango, Mahachanok, etc.
Resumen: Esta investigacion tuvo como objetivo determinar la dinamica de la poblacion y la diversidad de las moscas de la fruta (Tephritidae) en un huerto mixto conteniendo los cultivares de mango (Mangifera indica) Haden, Tommy Atkins y Palmer, en la ciudad de Presidente Prudente, SP, Brasil.
When the big moment rolled around, however, that vast crowd came out from the bars, from the Arkle, from the Guinness Village, from the Tommy Atkins, and paused to gaze upon Kauto Star in the parade ring.
Dentre as variedades exploradas, 90% da area brasileira plantada e mangueira Tommy Atkins (Almeida et al.
Ill-clad, ill-equipped, ill-armoured, underpaid, their families poorly housed, poor Tommy Atkins has been sent into a doomed conflict that never had to be fought, is achieving the opposite of its declared intention, and could have been ended on the negotiated terms it will end on at any time over the last nine years.