from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to Harrow, England.
  • noun A pupil or student in the college at Harrow, England.

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  • noun A pupil of Harrow School, England.


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  • A high-vis-vested organiser grabbed the Old Harrovian and escorted him towards bemused police officers.

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  • Simply everyone was there, my dears, from Roy Jenkins to Rab Butler, to Robert Morley to Richard Gordon, to Gordon Richards to the onliest distaff stand-up of the time, wonderful Joyce Grenfell, who told how a distant ancestor, Harrovian WH Grenfell, had been in Oxford's No3 seat in that 1877 dead-heat.

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  • There are of course all sorts of reasons for not wanting to be an old - or young - Harrovian, fear of being thought spivvy would certainly be one of them.

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  • He just walked in there, off the bloody streets, dressed like some old Harrovian gent, mixed with old groover.

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  • South Africa's This Day daily in a cutting editorial Thursday highlighted the privileged backgrounds of the alleged key players, describing Thatcher as an "old Harrovian," Mann as an "old Etonian well connected to the Conservative Party."

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  • Bramall dived under a half-track and found himself lying next to his friend Bertie Jackson, a slightly-built Old Harrovian who was senior platoon commander.

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  • At the beginning of the morning a nice Harrovian had whispered to me, "I don't even know if it's Sam or Ben."

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  • The "duff" was not bad, and the quantity being augmented by a cold tinned one, which our Harrovian friend produced from his haversack, we fared very well, finishing up the repast with shortbread and a small bottle of stout each, with a diminutive pineapple for dessert.

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  • Our Harrovian friend has summed up our feelings very aptly by stuttering, "If I had a bigger handkerchief I'd weep."

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  • Then the old Harrovian crashed face downward, dead.

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