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 Monteith’.Monte’ro-cap (A) 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Montem.
 
A custom formerly observed every three years by the boys of Eton school, who proceeded on Whit Tuesday ad montem (to a mound called Salt Hill), near the Bath Road, and exacted a gratuity called salt from all who passed by. Sometimes as much as £1,000 was thus collected. The custom was abolished in 1847.   1
 


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