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 Greg’ories (3 syl.).Gregory (St.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Gregory (A).
A school-feast, so called from being held on St. Gregory’s Day (March 12th). On this day the pupils at one time brought the master all sorts of eatables, and of course it was a dies non, and the master shut his eyes to all sorts of licences. Gregories were not limited to any one country, but were common to all Europe.   1

 Greg’ories (3 syl.).Gregory (St.). 


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