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His team, the Oppidans, came within inches of completing this score into a 'goal', almost a century after the feat was last achieved.
I sat beside him but I never addressed him a word out of snobbery, for I was an Oppidan and he was a scholar wearing a gown like a gaberdine
OPPIDAN: Most of the 1,278 boys at Eton are called oppidans, from the Latin "oppidus" for small town.
OPPIDAN: Most boys are oppidans, from the Latin "oppidus" or town.