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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Pen’sioners
 
at the Universities and Inns of Court. So called from the French pension (board), pensionnaire (a boarder, one who pays a sum of money to dine and lodge with someone else).   1
 


 Pen’sionPen’tacle. 

 
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