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boarding school

a school at which the pupils receive board and lodging during the school term (distinguished from day school).
Origin of boarding school
1670-80 Unabridged
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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
  • "Being expelled from boarding school may have a soothing effect on her," agreed Jerry grimly.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • I met him once when he came to see Marjorie at boarding school.

    Torchy, Private Sec. Sewell Ford
  • 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

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