Nelson Haley was content to jog along in the rut long since trodden out for the ungraded country school.
The school is an ungraded one and the number of children taught by one teacher averages thirty.
The annual crop is tremendous, and the pickers get only three to ten cents a pound for the ungraded nuts.
Until I entered high school I attended the ungraded district school.
This trail, flat along the ungraded ground, tended in the direction of least resistance, generally toward the southwest.
It was one of the old-fashioned, ungraded schools, and the pupils were all ages.
The ungraded district school is an excellent trying-out and testing position for the young teacher.
The howling storms made impassable the ungraded roads; the 1200 guns of the Grand Army sank into the mire.
The only access from the town was by a circuitous and ungraded car track, almost impassable at night.
The question is often asked, "How may an ungraded Sunday school be placed on a graded basis?"
1510s, "degree of measurement," from French grade "grade, degree" (16c.), from Latin gradus "step, pace, gait, walk;" figuratively "a step, stage, degree," related to gradi "to walk, step, go," from PIE *ghredh- (cf. Lithuanian gridiju "to go, wander," Old Church Slavonic gredo "to come," Old Irish in-greinn "he pursues," and second element in congress, progress, etc.).
Replaced Middle English gree "step, degree in a series," from Old French grei "step," from Latin gradus. Railway sense is from 1811. Meaning "class of things having the same quality or value" is from 1807; meaning "division of a school curriculum equivalent to one year" is from 1835; that of "letter-mark indicating assessment of a student's work" is from 1886 (earlier used of numerical grades). Grade A "top quality, fit for human consumption" (originally of milk) is from a U.S. system instituted in 1912.
1650s, "to arrange in grades," from grade (n.). Related: Graded; grading.