The pouch on the gown of an M.D., designed for carrying
drugs. The coif of a serjeant-at-law, designed for concealing
The lamb-skin on a B A hood, in imitation of the toga
candida of the Romans. 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
The tippet on a barrister's gown, meant for a wallet to carry
briefs in. The proctors' and pro-proctors' tippet, for papers-
a sort of sabretache.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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