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 Town (A)Toyshop of Europe (The). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Town and Gown Row (A).
 
A collision, often leading to a fight, in the English universities between the students or gownsmen, and non-gownsmen—principally bargees and roughs. (See PHILISTINES.)   1
 


 Town (A)Toyshop of Europe (The). 

 
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