from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See great go, under go, n.
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University held and exercised the privileges of infang-thief and outfang-thief, and other such old-world rights, there must have been a place somewhere within the liberties devoted to examinations even more exciting than the great-go.
I shall never pass my great-go when I get to college. "