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Blue-coat School

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Christ’s Hospital is so called because the boys there wear a long blue eoat girded at the loins with a leather belt. Some who attend the mathematical school are termed King’s boys, and those who constitute the highest class are Grecians.

Founded by Edward VI. in the year of his death. There are several other blue-coat schools in England besides Christ’s Hospital.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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