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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A junior barrister; a stuff gown. See stuff, a.


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  • As he stood smiling there in the motley crowd, with his pipe in his hand, and clad in the rough pea-jacket and wideawake that he had put on for his stroll, who would have supposed him to be Charles Bradford Raye, Esquire, stuff-gownsman, educated at Wintoncester, called to the Bar at Lincoln's -

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