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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Students will instead have to settle for simulating the hat-throwing act in graduation photos, with the offending mortarboards photoshopped in at a later date.
ASU even has a contest to recognize the best-decorated mortarboards.
The icon used for the ratings is a graduation mortarboard, thus use of the term, cap.
A LONG-SERVING Northumberland surface mine manager has swapped his hard hat and hi-vis jacket for a mortarboard and gown to receive a high-level industry qualification.
Writing about the issue in student newspaper The Tab, chief reporter Jack Cummings said: "Joyless professors have spoiled the fun by banning mortarboard throwing from a graduation ceremony.
A ROCK legend has swapped his bass guitar for a mortarboard as he received an honorary degree.
SUPERMISS June Foster OBE is hanging up her mortarboard after nearly 30 years helping give children the best education she can.
While travel was clearly on her mind - she decorated her mortarboard with the words "O the places I'll go" - she said the only things on her itinerary right now are a summer job on campus and the hope of a late-summer trip to London to visit friends.
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.
MISS Jean Brodie would turn in her grave and the Bash Street kids' teacher would drop his mortarboard in shock.
With mainstream residential and commercial property under significant pressure, the student accommodation sector offers investors and developers in Birmingham an attractive alternative opportunity, according to Knight Frank's Bricks and Mortarboard Student Accommodation Review 2008.