E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Last in the classical tripos. When, in 1824, the classical tripos was instituted at Cambridge, it was debated by what name to call the last on the list. It so happened that the last on the list was Wedgewood, and the name was accepted and moulded into Wooden-wedge. (See WOODEN SPOON.)