In the first 10 years 250 students took a tripos, of whom one in five was placed in the first class.
This 'consolation stakes' is regarded as a better test of originality than the tripos.
He—Foe—had taken a first-class in the tripos, of course; and a fellowship on top of that.
When the tripos of 1822 made its appearance, his name did not grace the list.
The tripos, although it did not take shape till the middle of the same century derives its name from a custom of the xvith.
An extract from one of these sets of tripos verses is given in Dyer, Hist.
I don't know much about English universities, but isn't a tripos what you work for at Cambridge?
The tripos Examination was held in the early part of January.
Ansell, at the end of his third year, got a first in the Moral Science tripos.
Ive been noticing these airs in you ever since you got that tripos or whatever you call it.