Tom o' Bedlam
Tom o' Bedlam Tom o' Bed"lam Formerly, a wandering mendicant discharged as incurable from Bethlehem Hospital, England; hence, a wandering mendicant, either mad or feigning to be so; a madman; a bedlamite. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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