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board school

(Brit) (formerly) a school managed by a board elected by local ratepayers
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  • This instance is the more memorable because it is the earliest distinction of the sort won by a board school girl.

    Social Transformations of the Victorian Age T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
  • It's not the board school that does it: it's the Polytechnic.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • And the boy gets a few years at a board school, and then goes to work.

    Britain for the British Robert Blatchford
  • What do you know of the world, you who live mewed up in a board school?

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • You have had, so far as it goes, what is called an excellent board school Training.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • She presently passed the ugly building of a board school, not the one which she had attended, but one nearer her present home.

    Coquette Frank Swinnerton
  • It was a college where you get certificates that you are qualified to be a mistress in a board school.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • I hoped I should succeed wonderfully, because then the other boys at the board school would look up to me.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • At twelve she had begun to do this, portions of two or three previous years having been spent in a board school.

  • They would have just enough to send their son to a board school, and make their daughter a post office clerk.

    Three Plays by Brieux Eugne Brieux

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