Town and Gown Row
(A), A collision, often leading to a fight, in the
English universities between the students or gownsmen, and
non-gownsmen - principally bargees and roughs. (See Philistines.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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