Origin of mortarboard
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Examples from the Web for mortarboard
Backstage earlier, McCaskill had given me tips on how to bobby pin the mortarboard cap to my head.A College Degree Worth the Wait
June 1, 2014
As for the mortarboard and gown, undergraduate opinion rather requires that they be left behind.An American at Oxford
Mr. Worthington pushed back his mortarboard and revealed the crimson chevron which it had bitten into his bald brow.
A right instinct sent him tiptoe over his lawn, another made him doff his mortarboard.
- a black tasselled academic cap with a flat square top covered with cloth
- Also called: hawk a small square board with a handle on the underside for carrying mortar
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Word Origin and History for mortarboard
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