My son has got an exhibition at Oxford. An allowance of meat and drink; a benefaction for maintenance. (Latin, exhibitio, an allowance of food and other necessaries, “alimentis exhibere aliquem.”)
“They have founded six exhibitions of 15 each per annum, to continue for two years and a half.” —Taylor: History of the University of Dublin, chap. v. p. 198.
I crave fit disposition for my wife, Due reference of place, and exhibition.
(The Great) was held in Hyde Park, London, and lasted from May 1 to October 15, 1851.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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