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 Cap and Feather Days.Cap in Hand. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cap and Gown.
 
The full academical costume of a university student, tutor, or master, worn at lectures, examinations, and after “hall” (dinner).   1
        “Is it a cap and gown affair?”—C. Bede: Verdant Green.
 


 Cap and Feather Days.Cap in Hand. 

 
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