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  • According to a local newspaper account, a teacher from a village middle school said officials burst unannounced into the school at around 3pm one afternoon and started sifting through the ashtray and bins in the staff-room.

    Boing Boing

  • So these notes were just descriptive: bizarre exchanges with customers, staff-room scenes, the service corridors.

    Catherine O'Flynn - An interview with author

  • If anyone is serious about rooting you out, they will now mount a trans-national investigation by forming a “staff-room squad” whose sole purpose is to define who reacts in which way to certain key phrases from or about The Book.

    Will The Real Inspector Gadget Please Stand Up! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Major hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo have been paralyzed by an eight-week strike by doctors and nurses, and teachers belonging to the militant Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) have engaged in "staff-room sit-ins" to press for large pay-hikes.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  •  On Monday, on her return to school, the gossip and speculation in the staff-room proved to be even worse thanSophie had feared.

    Mistress On Demand

  • Those dismissed included teachers who did not participate in the strikes that began last week, but took part in staff-room sit-ins,

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Furious that hordes of lower-school kids were running for cover across the hallowed patch of grass outside the staff-room window, our headmaster, Mr. Charles, came outside to reprimand the entire playground.

    Turning Thirty

  • Finally they were left in the bare staff-room, looking at the debris of blankets and muddle left from the chaos.

    Bush Doctor's Bride

  • The headmistress also came into the staff-room for the coffee.

    Laurels are Poison

  • ‘Come into the staff-room and tell me, while I tidy my hair.’

    Laurels are Poison

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