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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a sizar at Cambridge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A student at Oxford indebted in the college-books for provisions and drink at the buttery.
  • n. One of a rank or order of students at Oxford below commoners; a poor student.

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