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boarding school

noun
1.
a school at which the pupils receive board and lodging during the school term (distinguished from day school).
Origin of boarding school
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80
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  • "Oh—the housekeeper's niece," replied Peggy, in her boarding school French.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • I asked him to whom she was to have been married, when she was taken from the boarding school.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Do you know she is talking about going to boarding school second term?

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill
  • You don't really mean that you are going to boarding school?

    Phyllis

    Dorothy Whitehill
  • I met him once when he came to see Marjorie at boarding school.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
British Dictionary definitions for boarding school

boarding school

noun
1.
a school providing living accommodation for some or all of its pupils
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