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Origin of sizer1
(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Origin of sizar
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A shawl is a hat and hurt and a red balloon and an under coat and a sizer a sizer of talks.Tender Buttons|Gertrude Stein
British (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Word Origin for sizar
C16: from earlier sizer, from size 1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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A cylinder of variable diameter, with rounded ends, used to measure the internal diameter of the bowel in preparation for stapling.
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