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- n. A custom, now discontinued, of Eton schoolboys to go to a hill on the Bath road every third Whit-Tuesday to demand 'salt-money' from passers-by.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A custom, formerly practiced by the scholars at Eton school, England, of going every third year, on Whittuesday, to a hillock near the Bath road, and exacting money from all passers-by, to support at the university the senior scholar of the school.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name given to an ancient English custom, prevalent among the scholars of Eton till 1847, which consisted in their proceeding every third year on Whit-Tuesday to a tumulus or mound near the Bath road, and exacting “money for salt,” as it was called, from all persons present, or passers-by.
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