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 Al’ma (the human soul),Almack’s. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Alma Mater.
 
A collegian so calls the university of which he is a member. The words are Latin for “fostering mother.”   1
        “Expulsion from his Alma Mater.”—The Collegian and the Porter.
 


 Al’ma (the human soul),Almack’s. 

 
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