cap and gown

cap and gown

the academic cap or mortarboard and the robe worn in formal academic ceremonies. We all had to rent cap and gown for graduation. I appeared wearing my cap and gown, but I had shorts on underneath because it gets so hot at that time of year.
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cap and gown

Ceremonial dress worn at graduation exercises; by extension, the academic community (also see town and gown. For example, Mary was very proud) when she received her cap and gown for commencement. [Mid-1800s]
See also: and, cap, gown
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They laughed loudly at their old-fashioned attire, the wide-skirted coats and flapped waistcoats of the young men, and the ancient cap and gown of the blooming girl.
In the line there were also various other officers and professors, clad in cap and gown.
And this poverty they could not hide, for the sizars were obliged to wear a different cap and gown from that of the gentlemen commoners.
Then the balls were held, the master of the week came down in cap and gown to calling-over, and the whole school of three hundred boys swept into the big school to answer to their names.
PHOTO (Color) Josslyn Thompson, 17, of Valencia tries on her cap and gown.
She wrote about her husband's untimely death and noted that Brian worked very hard for four years to join his classmates in a red cap and gown at the Starlight Bowl.
For Sherman Oaks-bred Matthew Morgan, graduating from college did not mean putting on a cap and gown, but a red nose, wild fright wig and big, floppy shoes.
And there was also an impromptu graduation ceremony conducted for the Lancers' two seniors, who wore cap and gown over their baseball uniforms.
2) Honor student Alexis Schindelheim, in black cap and gown, sits among nursing graduates at the Pierce College graduation Thursday.
I'm running late,'' said Hector Lerma, in a baggy blue shirt and black pants, carrying a neatly folded cap and gown on his right arm, as he rushed to be searched before lining up to walk in the procession.
no one wore a cap and gown - and more than likely there were a few wagging tails.
Parents came to watch the events, where teacher Lindsey Robinson wore a cap and gown and awarded the children, who wore caps, with scrolls.
Since they will be the only part of your outfit that is showing while you're wearing your cap and gown, they are essential to pulling your entire look together and making that graduation gown pop
The same woman, who was older than Watson and her fellow graduates, was later seen escorting Watson without a cap and gown and with a holstered weapon, a badge and other equipment.
Right now I am pursuing graduate studies C* I think that if I am determined to find a job in Lebanon, I will get employed," Shqeir said, as he adjusted his cap and gown.