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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
1670-80
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  • "Oh—the housekeeper's niece," replied Peggy, in her boarding school French.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • I'll bet you ten to one she was sent home from boarding school.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • "Being expelled from boarding school may have a soothing effect on her," agreed Jerry grimly.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Lubov Mayakina was now studying in the fifth class of some boarding school.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • I've been at boarding school nearly a year, and I'm almost dead with lessons.

    Eight Cousins Louisa M. Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for boarding school

boarding school

noun
1.
a school providing living accommodation for some or all of its pupils
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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