half-blue

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half-blue

n
(Education) (at Oxford and Cambridge universities) a sportsman who substitutes for a full blue or who represents the university in a minor sport. Compare blue4
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Indeed, he has three full blues and three half-blues to his credit.
It is a tradition Suzi kept up as she gained two half-blues for shooting at Oxford and sport remains as important today at Mostyn House as it did in the 19th century.
The much-loved Louisiana band led by Michael Doucet cranks out another fine effort, mixing the classic Cajun forms with some of that regional music's antecedents, including a lovely waltz in ``Chanson Pour Tommy,'' a slinky half-blues, half-Lalo Schifrin ``L'Amour Poisonne'' and more.