mortarboard


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mortarboard, fat board, spot board

A board, usually set on legs to form a table, used to mix lime putty and gauging plaster.

mortarboard

closefitting cap with flat square piece and tassel; part of academic costume. [Am. and Br. Culture: Misc.]
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Those studying classics, ancient history and archeology allege they were sent an email before a special graduation celebration to tell them to keep their mortarboards on to avoid injuries.
OXFORD University students have voted overwhelmingly against ending a centuries-old tradition of wearing gowns, suits and mortarboards to exams.
But some students individualize their appearance by decorating their mortarboards.
From 1992 to 1996 he was Dean of the School of Architecture; he's won teaching awards, including USC's coveted MortarBoard Professor of the Year.
It is unlikely to occur to either architect or users, but to a British observer of a certain age, the plane seems to be a little like an abstracted post-modern academic mortarboard worn at a cheerful angle in the sunshine.
A tassel worn on the mortarboard may be in different colors to show the kind of degree the graduate has earned.
The icon used for the ratings is a graduation mortarboard, thus use of the term, cap.
FASHION guru Gok Wan ditched the latest trends for a gown and mortarboard when he received an honorary doctorate from Birmingham City University.
Twenty-four five-year-olds, each sporting a cardboard mortarboard with a tassel, sat proudly facing their parents.
SUPERMISS June Foster OBE is hanging up her mortarboard after nearly 30 years helping give children the best education she can.
For dessert: a decadent Chocolate Fudge Pie served with a Pirouline rolled cookie diploma, a chocolate mortarboard with an aqua icing tassel, and a chocolate year of her graduation.
A university professor and long-serving Pontifical Council member, Bishop Beshara Rai must now find space for a hardhat next to his mortarboard and miter.