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 Matilda.Matter-of-fact. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Matric’ulate
 
means to enrol onself in a society. The University is called our alma mater (propitious mother). The students are her alumni (foster-children), and become so by being enrolled in a register after certain forms and examinations. (Latin, matricula a roll.)   1
 


 Matilda.Matter-of-fact. 

 
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