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training school

a school that provides training in some art, profession, or vocation.
an institution for the care of juvenile delinquents.
Origin of training school
1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It is the cradle of children, the nursery of mutual affection, and the training-school for citizenship in the community.

    Society Henry Kalloch Rowe
  • “No better nursery or training-school in time of war,” they say.

    The Lively Poll R.M. Ballantyne
  • Belated vacations and illness had depleted the training-school.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The war, if it was to be won, could only be won in the workshop and the training-school.

    The War in the Air; Vol. 1 Walter Raleigh.
  • When papa was a boy the Naval College was used as the Britannia now is—as a training-school for naval cadets.

  • The country is no longer the nursery and training-school of the player.

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • His crew—all apprentice boys, all fresh from the training-school—drew the slips.

    The U-boat hunters James B. Connolly
  • “You shall go to some training-school and be taught,” said the doctor, who had stood looking at her speculatively yet pitifully.

    Prisoners of Poverty Helen Campbell
  • training-schools are greatly needed; we should follow the nurses' training-school.

    The Art of Entertaining M. E. W. Sherwood
  • And over all brooded the mysterious authority of the superintendent of the training-school, dubbed the Head, for short.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart

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