Senior wrangler

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Senior wrangler the student taking the first place in the class mentioned, the second being called Second wrangler, and so on in the same way
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A freq. of wring.

Usage

In literature:

The papers were full just then of Phillipa Summers beating the senior wrangler.
"Mrs. Warren's Profession" by George Bernard Shaw
When not yet twenty he came out Senior Wrangler.
"The Life of William Carey" by George Smith
He was chiefly known as a mathematical "coach," and was eminently successful in the manufacture of Senior Wranglers.
"The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II (of II)" by Charles Darwin
After obtaining many lesser distinctions, he finally came out as Senior Wrangler in 1813.
"Great Astronomers" by R. S. Ball
One by one he distanced his competitors, and at the end of the year he came out Senior Wrangler.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
Who is your Senior Wrangler?
"The Daisy Chain" by Charlotte Yonge
You never hear of a senior wrangler being worth anything afterwards.
"Wives and Daughters" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Accordingly, he entered at Cambridge, and in 1808 graduated as senior wrangler.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 29. August, 1873." by Various
Colenso, Colenso, you ought to have been a senior wrangler and then abolished.
"Masques & Phases" by Robert Ross
Thomson was Second Wrangler, and a little more time for writing would have made him Senior Wrangler.
"Western Worthies" by J. Stephen Jeans
Suppose you came out Senior Wrangler!
"The Princess of the School" by Angela Brazil
He came out Senior Wrangler at Cambridge.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
In January, 1843, he graduated as Senior Wrangler, and shortly afterwards he set to work.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
Senior Wrangler, Cambridge, 243.
"England, Picturesque and Descriptive" by Joel Cook
Here's girlhood's prompt reply to it: Miss FAWCETT tops the Senior Wrangler!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, June 14 1890" by Various
ADAMS, John Couch, English astronomer, born 1819, died 1892, studied at Cambridge, and was senior wrangler in 1843.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
He graduated in 1859 as 18th wrangler, and from 1861 to 1867 was senior professor of the Royal College, Mauritius.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6" by Various
The present duke was senior wrangler of his year; his eldest son is leader of the Liberal party in the House of Commons.
"The Galaxy" by Various
His triumph, at twenty, as Senior Wrangler put him quite in a position to dream of winning her.
"Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar" by George Smith
The "senior wrangler" was the first candidate in order of merit in the first part of the mathematical tripos.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 1" by Various
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