Wooden Wedge

Last in the classical tripos. When, in 1824, the classical tripos was instituted at Cambridge, it was debated by what name to call the last on the list. It so happened that the last on the list was Wedgewood, and the name was accepted and moulded into Wooden-wedge. (See Wooden Spoon.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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