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- n. A student at Cambridge University who commons, or dines, at the Fellows' table.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. l. One who has the same right of common.
- n. In Cambridge University, England, one who dines with the fellows.
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A dunce he always was, it is true; for learning cannot be acquired by leaving school and entering at college as a fellow-commoner; but he was now
For if the victuals be not good, men may let them alone, or if the wine be bad, men may use water; but for a weak-brained, impertinent, unmannerly, shallow fellow-commoner there is no cure; he mars all the mirth and music, and spoils the best entertainment in the world.
I dare not say that it was a piece of Working-Men's College good-fellowship, -- but, led either by that or by English hospitality, one of the gentlemen who officiated, to whom I had introduced myself with no privilege but that of a "fellow-commoner" at the College, not only showed me every courtesy there, but afterwards offered me every service which could facilitate my objects in London.
At length, my schemes being ripe, I met him (with the full intention that this meeting should be final and decisive) at the chambers of a fellow-commoner (Mr. Preston) equally intimate with both, but who, to do him justice, entertained not even a remote suspicion of my design.
At an early age he entered St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, as a fellow-commoner.
St. John's College, Cambridge, of which he became a fellow-commoner about 1776 or 1777.
This fellow-commoner was now the member in Parliament for Cambridge, had buckled a soldier's baldric over a farmer's coat, had carried things with a high hand in the ancient collegiate city, had made himself greatly liked by these, greatly disliked by those.
A fellow-commoner of his time had, like himself, come again to Cambridge, arriving thither by a different road.
This likeness was taken when he was a fellow-commoner at St. John's College, Cambridge, and before the growth of that blue beard which was the ornament of his manhood, and a part of which now formed a beautiful blue neck-chain for his bereaved wife.
In 1753 he was admitted a fellow-commoner of King's College, Cambridge, but left the University without taking a degree.