Is my husband a peeping Tom?Byline: Joan Joan
of Arc, St. (1412–1431) heroically followed call to save France. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 187]
See : Patriotism Burnie Burn´ie
n. 1. A small brook.
Q MY husband came back from walking the dog with blood streaming from his nose.
Obviously I wanted to call the police but he didn't. Eventually he said there had been a misunderstanding. He said the dog had gone into a garden. When it didn't come back he went to look for it.
But this man had accused him of being a peeping Tom Peeping Tom
stricken blind for peeping as the naked Lady Godiva rode by. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary]
See : Blindness
struck blind for peeping at Lady Godiva. [Br. . I don't know what to think. I did once catch him out with a torch looking at courting couples, but that was nearly 20 years ago.
A I HAVE to say it sounds fairly suspicious. Of course mutts do wander into other people's gardens but, given your husband's previous, I think you are right to question him.
While I don't believe anyone should take the law into their own hands, this fright might stop your husband repeating the offence.
Impress upon him that he must, because next time it could well be the police who take exception to his activities, not just an outraged neighbour.