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[skool-chahyld] /ˈskulˌtʃaɪld/
noun, plural schoolchildren.
a child attending school.
Origin of schoolchild
1830-40; school1 + child Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One day, during the dinner hour, when the school children were all at play, Robert and Peter again came into conflict.

    The Underworld James C. Welsh
  • At the time the school children had all long since gone home.

  • At least in Paris, the school children are fed at public expense.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • And can you see us in that dreadful place, as gay as a pair of school children?

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers
  • There are many ways in which the school children gave direct and valuable help to the nation.

    A School History of the Great War Albert E. McKinley, Charles A. Coulomb, and Armand J. Gerson
  • All the school children of the place were feasted in the tent.

    The Story of the Cambrian C. P. Gasquoine
  • It was opened in 1869, twenty thousand school children gathering to meet the donor and forming a guard of honor for him.

    American Men of Mind Burton E. Stevenson
  • A white horse figures in the superstition of school children.

    Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen

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