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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Respiration rate and chemical characteristics of cold stored 'Tommy Atkins' mangoes influenced by 1-MCP and modified atmosphere packaging.
The mango (Mangifera indica L.) variety selected for the study was Tommy Atkins, 2017 season, cultivated in Petrolina, PE, Brazil.
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.
plant1 acts on the regulation of vegetative growth in Tommy atkins young plants (MOUCO et al., 2010).
Tommy Atkins mango cubes became more orange, but also underwent more browning than Kent mango cubes when they were stored at 5 C.
Tommy Atkins expounds upon the civilian tendencies to discredit a soldier's worth outside of his ability in combat.
.No other Englishman had greater empathy with the soul of what we called the Mysterious East and its myriad people, nor understanding of the fighting men who carved out the empire, men immortalised as Tommy Atkins.
04IN the letters section, 'JP' wrote: 'Don't you think that we should stop the Christmas card craze this year and spend the money in a sensible way by sending a parcel to Tommy Atkins at the front?' 05EVERYONE pulls together in a crisis and as part of the war effort, we shared a cartoon which had appeared in an Italian newspaper poking fun at Kaiser Wilhelm with the German emperor wilting under pressure.
Whether Tommy Atkins was a Lion led by Donkeys or whether the generals were thwarted by advances in technology which rendered a wellheld trench line unbreakable is not the subject matter here.
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?", I think the answer would have been unprintable in a family newspaper.
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.