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Definition of dame school in English:


A small primary school run by elderly women, especially in their own homes.
Example sentences
  • I then gave the note for William to one of the other teachers at the dame school.
  • Elizabeth Hannah was among the first to open a dame school in Alexandria.
  • His world was circumscribed - the dame school, the park, the house, occasional visits to the country, to Fern Hill and Aunt Annie.
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