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 Canon’ical PunishmentsCano’pic Vases. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Canonicals.
 
The pouch on the gown of an M.D., designed for carrying drugs.   1
   The coif of a serjeant-at-law, designed for concealing the tonsure.   2
   The lamb-skin on a B.A. hood, in imitation of the toga can’dida of the Romans.   3
   The strings of an Oxford undergraduate, to show the wearer is still in leading strings. At Cambridge, however, the strings are the mark of a graduate who has won his ribbons.   4
   The tippet on a barrister’s gown, meant for a wallet to carry briefs in.   5
   The proctors’ and pro-proctors’ tippet, for papers—a sort of sabretache.   6
 


 Canon’ical PunishmentsCano’pic Vases. 

 
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