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A name by which collegers are known at Eton. Either from tog (the gown worn in distinction to Oppidans), or from “tough mutton.”

“A name in college handed down

From mutton tough or ancient gown.”


The World, February 17, 1893 (p. 31).

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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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