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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Melons (French).
 
Children sent to school for the first time; so called because they come from a “hot-bed,” and are as delicate as exotics. At St. Cyr, the new-comers are called in schoolslang “Les melons,” and the old stagers “Les anciens.   1
 


 Mel’on.Melons. 

 
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