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John Tamson's Man

a henpecked husband: one ordered here, and ordered there and ordered everywhere. Tameson —i.e. spiritless, the slave even of a Tame-son.

“`The deil's in the wife!' said Cuddie. `Dye think I am to be John Tamson's man, and maistered by a woman a' the days o' my life?” —Sir W. Scott: Old Mortality, chap. xxxix.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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