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 Hood (Robin).Hoodlum (American slang) 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Hoods (Anglo-Saxon hd).
BLACK silk without lining:—M.A. Cambridge, non Regius (abolished 1858); B.D. Cambridge, Oxford, Dublin.   1
   Black stuff, with broad white fur trimming:—B.A. or LL.B. Cambridge.   2
   Black corded silk, with narrow white fur trimming:—B.A. Oxford.   3
   Black silk hood, with lining:—With white silk lining, M.A. Cambridge; with dark red silk lining, M.A. Oxford; with dark blue silk lining, Dublin; with russet-brown lining, M.A. London.   4
   BLUE silk hood, with white fur trimming, B.C.L. Oxford.   5
   BROWN (silk or stuff) hood, edged with russet-brown, B.A. London.   6
   SCARLET cloth hood:—Lined with crimson silk, D.C.L. Oxford; lined with pink silk, D.C.L. Dublin; lined with pink silk, D.D. Cambridge; lined with black silk, D.D. Oxford; lined with light cherry-coloured silk, LL.D. Cambridge.   7
   Scarlet cashmere hood:—Lined with silk, D.D. Dublin:—Lined with white silk, D.C.L. Durham.   8
   VIOLET hoods are St. Andrew’s.   9
   The longer the hood the higher the degree; thus, a bachelor’s hood only reaches to the thighs, but a doctor’s hood reaches to the heels.   10

 Hood (Robin).Hoodlum (American slang) 


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