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A custom formerly observed every three years by the boys of Eton school, who proceeded on Whit Tuesday ad montem (to a mound called Salt Hill), near the Bath Road, and exacted a gratuity called salt from all who passed by. Sometimes as much as £1,000 was thus collected. The custom was abolished in 1847.

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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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