swimming-school love

swimming-school

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where persons are taught to swim.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Perhaps they are as well let alone, as corks have been abandoned in the swimming-school.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878

  • I thought it likely that, if I were to remain in England and open a swimming-school, I might get a good deal of money; and it struck me so strongly, that, had the overture been sooner made me, probably I should not so soon have returned to America.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • Wyndham, Sir William, wishes Franklin to open a swimming-school in London, 10.

    Benjamin Franklin

  • "Water-American" could swim like a fish; and he so astonished them that a rich Londoner tried to persuade him to start a swimming-school to teach his sons, but Franklin had stayed in England long enough, and he now decided to go back to Philadelphia.

    The Beginner's American History

  • Some advised him to open a swimming-school, and make it his profession; but he very wisely concluded to leave the water to the fish, and confine himself to the land.

    The Printer Boy. Or How Benjamin Franklin Made His Mark. An Example for Youth.

  • The little Shawshine was our swimming-school, and the great

    Pages from an Old Volume of Life; a collection of essays, 1857-1881

  • The little Shawshine was our swimming-school, and the great Merrimack, the right arm of four toiling cities, was within reach of a morning stroll.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

  • They were not yet come to town, and my stay was uncertain, so I could not undertake it; but, from this incident, I thought it likely that, if I were to remain in England and open a swimming-school, I might get a good deal of money; and it struck me so strongly, that, had the overture been sooner made me, probably I should not so soon have returned to America.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • I were to remain in England and open a swimming-school, I might get a good deal of money; and it struck me so strongly, that, had the overture been sooner made me, probably I should not so soon have returned to America.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • They were not yet come to town, and my stay was uncertain, so I could not undertake it; but, from this incident, I thought it likely that, if I were to remain in England and open a swimming-school, I might get

    Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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