Liripoop


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Lir´i`poop

    (lĭr´ĭ`pŌp)
n.1.A pendent part of the old clerical tippet; afterwards, a tippet; a scarf; - worn also by doctors, learned men, etc.
2.Acuteness; smartness; also, a smart trick or stratagem.
3.A silly person.
A liripoop, vel lerripoop, a silly, empty creature; an old dotard.
- Milles. MS. Devon Gloss.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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When was the last time you thought about a liripoop (the tail of an academic hood)?
Take, for example, a liripoop, which once adorned a graduate's hood.
(I've just looked it up, and the liripoop is actually a bit that dangles from the hood, but I love those wacky old words and have waited years for an excuse to use that one.)
Why would you find a large number of liripoops at a graduation ceremony?