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T II E I N I) E , 45 " Mathematics. " — Everything between zero and infinity. " Mail Carrier. " — Tlie slowest man in college. " Mashers. " — Fellows of gigantic gall and small personal attractions. See Stowe, Magill and Bliss. " Moustache. " — Three straight hairs and one cm-ly one. See Paige ' s. " Meal. " — (For Perry) : eight slices of bread, two glasses of milk, a cup of tea, four glasses of Pelham, a dish of preserves, three tarts, two pieces of pie, and six pieces of cake. " Prex. " — 92 ' s Nemesis. " Prof, of Elocution. " — A person whose hideous and unearthly howls great- ly disturb the classes above him. " Rats. " — A favorite expression with the Freshmen of all classes. " Rhetoric. " — Nonsense unspeakable in the dry est form. " Sand. " — A much talked of substance which is seldom found except in the ears of certain individuals. " Sawbd-off. " — For particulais inquire of McCloud and Fletcher. " Senior. " — A haughty individual breathing forth dignity and tobacco smoke at every stride, with the fiery lightning of recently uncorked ambition flashing from his eye, and a battered silk hat perched on his broad and wrinkled brow. ' •Sharps and Flats. " — Sharps; The Index Board. Flats; the rest of the College, " Sluggers. " — Indescribable objects which may be seen, under favorable con- ditions of light, on the faces of certain Seniors, but which are usually indistinguishable from dirt. " Slugging. " — Striking, with intent to " lay out, " in utter disregard of all science. Justifiable in a gentleman only under the influence of the most violent excitement, such as a foot-ball game. " Sophomore. " — Gall! Gall! Gail! Inexpressible, irrepressible, indivisible, tre- mendous, unlimited, infintesimal, awful, grand, abysmal, unnatural, extraordinary and vast. For further adjectives see Webster ' s Una- bridged. " Sophomore Experiments. " — Foolishness imported direct from Japan. " Sport. " — One who bets sodas and never pays them. " Target. " — Something which we seldom hit. " Vineyard. " — A constant temptation to break the eighth commandment. " Zoology. " — An infernal (d) science.
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Local Glossary. " Adjutant. " — A bundle of conceit tied with red tape. " Athlete. " — A conglomerate mass of bruises, sprains, contusions, cuts, bro- ken bones, black eyes, bloody noses, split cheeks, bandages, slings, arnica, sticking plaster, liniment, and Kendall ' s Spavin Cure. " Bath-tub. " — A grimy place teeming with animal life. " Bum. " — See " Fast Set. " " Bum.- ' — A person who borrows various wants in small quantities without the slightest intention of making adequate return. In fact, a parasite. See — well we forbear to mention any names on account of their relatives. " Bicycle. " — An antediluvian tip-cart wheel, which H. West rides half the time, and which rides H. West the other half. " Cane. " — The Junior ' s joy and pride. " Chemistry. " — Smells closely connected with Tabby. " Crank. " — Every one who doesn ' t think just as you do. " Crib. " — A moral boomerang, which rebounds on the user ' s own head. The foregoing is the result of personal experience. " Faculty. " — Creatures of impulse. " Fakir. " — See John West. " Fast Set. " — Those fellows in college who don ' t tell you all about their private affairs. " Flunk. " — The inevitable result of the foolish sj ' stem of compulsory recita- tions. " Fountain. " — A physic warranted to remove freshness. " Fresh. " — See Wells; if you can ' t see him you can hear him. " Goat. " — A mysterious creature, whose chief delight is to banquet on the ver- dant Freshman. " Grind. ' — A misguided youth who spends all his time in study. " Grub. " — Something we are always growling about, but are always anxious to get. " Hose. " — See advertisement in back of Index. " Janitor. " — A jjcrson who is never to be found when wanted. " Junior. " — A rare combination, never found in other classes, of the toughj the gentleman, the dude, the masher and the student. " Man. " — r, lis word signifies an individual designated for the exemplification of humanity in the abstract. (44)
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CLASS POEM. So swiftly time has sped away Since first we gathered here, That hardly can we think to-day. We stay but one more year. With earnest work and purpose high, We ' ve filled the passing hour; For time gone past we need not sigh, Since the present still is ours. As brothers bound by friendship ' s tie. With hearts both warm and true, We each one hope to gain the prize That knowledge brings the few. In one short ear we scatter wide O ' ei ' all our native land ; And at our Alma Mater ' s side Perchance we ne ' er shall stand. But what our work in life may be Or where may lead our ways. In memory we shall ever see Our happy college days. (48)
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