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council school

noun
1.
(Brit) (esp formerly) any school maintained by the state
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Facing in the direction of the council school I struck a match.

    Tales of Chinatown Sax Rohmer
  • Childhood has no place; for above the roofs you may see the sharp points of a council school.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • Many children were among the killed and injured as the result of a bomb which fell upon a council school.

    The Mastery of the Air William J. Claxton
  • You could not find any subject, believe me, Crashaw, in which he could be instructed by any teacher in a council school.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Soon after their dismissal the children all struck and refused to attend the council school.

  • Though the actual pageant was to be given by the council school children, the girls at Aireyholme rendered very valuable help.

  • Childhood has no place; so above the roofs you may see the surly points of a council school.

    Modern Essays John Macy

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