- Irish history a school held out of doors in favourable weather, indoors in winter
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Examples from the Web for hedge-school
"You talk with contempt of a hedge-school," replied the other master.
In my own case, its first development was noticed in the hedge-school which I attended.The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim
These Hibernian novels, too, are evidently intended for the Hedge-School universities.The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh: The Irish Sketch Book
William Makepeace Thackeray
The hedge-school in its most elemental state was an open-air daily assemblage of youths in pursuit of knowledge.The Glories of Ireland
Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
Very well, my learned friend, Mr. Mat Kevanagh, isn't this precisely what is called a hedge-school?