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board school

noun
1.
(Brit) (formerly) a school managed by a board elected by local ratepayers
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  • The cycloidal curve might have been made by a board school child.

  • "I've been to the board school," he says to Taylor, when he put him through the usual mill.

    That Scholarship Boy Emma Leslie
  • You have had, so far as it goes, what is called an excellent board school Training.

    The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke
  • There's a question from a feller as 'as studied Latin with me at the board school!

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

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • And the boy gets a few years at a board school, and then goes to work.

    Britain for the British Robert Blatchford
  • It's not the board school that does it: it's the Polytechnic.

    Man And Superman George Bernard Shaw
  • What do you know of the world, you who live mewed up in a board school?

    Ghetto Tragedies Israel Zangwill
  • Many of them are less capable teachers and even less intelligent men than many board school teachers.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
  • 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

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