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 Ox of the Deluge.Oxford Blues. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The College Ribbons.   1
   Balliol, pink, white, blue, white, pink.   2
   Brasenose, black, and gold edges.   3
   Christ Church, blue, with red cardinal’s hat.   4
   Corpus, red and blue stripe.   5
   Exeter, black, and red edges.   6
   Jesus, gréen, with white edges.   7
   Lincoln, blue, with mitre.   8
   Magdalen, black and white.   9
   Merton, blue, and white edges, with red cross.   10
   New College, three pink and two white stripes.   11
   Oriel, blue and white.   12
   Pembroke, pink, white, pink.   13
   Queen’s, red, white, blue, white, blue, white, red.   14
   St. John’s, yellow, black, red.   15
   Trinity, blue, with double dragon’s head, yellow and green, or blue, with white edges.   16
   University, blue, and yellow edges.   17
   Wadham, light blue.   18
   Worcester, blue, white, pink, white, blue.   19
   HALLS.   20
   St. Alban’s, blue, with arrow-head.   21
   St. Edmond’s, red, and yellow edges.   22
   St. Mary, white, black, white.   23
   Magdalen, black, and blue edges.   24

 Ox of the Deluge.Oxford Blues. 

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