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Smith's Prize-man

One who has obtained the prize (25), founded in the University of Cambridge by Robert, Smith, D.D. (once master of Trinity), for proficiency in mathematics and natural philosophy. There are annually two prizes, awarded to two commencing Bachelors of Arts.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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