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 Penmanship.Pen’nalism. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pennals [pen-cases].
 
So the Freshmen of the Protestant universities of Germany were called, from the pennale or inkhorn which they carried with them when they attended lectures.   1
 


 Penmanship.Pen’nalism. 

 
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