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 Trencher.Trencher Friends. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Trencher Cap.
 
The mortar-board cap worn at college; so called from the trenchered or split boards which form the top. Mortar-board is a perversion of the French mortier.   1
 


 Trencher.Trencher Friends. 

 
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