course of sprouts

Definition of course of sprouts

: a course of instruction marked by corporal punishment, hazing, rigorous discipline, or grueling tests or by thoroughness or difficulty

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History and Etymology for course of sprouts

probably so called from the use of sprouts as switches in flogging

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“Course of sprouts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/course%20of%20sprouts. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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