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  • v. to send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)


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  • He got a board out of the box-room next door, and rested one end in the chink between the fire-place and the mantel-piece, and laid the other end on the back of a chair, then we stuffed the rest of the chink with our night-gowns, and laid a towel along the plank, and behold, a noble stream poured over the end of the board right into the bath we put there ready.

    The Wouldbegoods

  • Accordingly, we went on board, took the arms which were left on board out of her, and whatever else we found there-which was a bottle of brandy, and another of rum, a few biscuit-cakes, a horn of powder, and a great lump of sugar in a piece of canvas (the sugar was five or six pounds): all which was very welcome to me, especially the brandy and sugar, of which I had had none left for many years.

    Robinson Crusoe

  • I remember a big black board out there and Howard Odum was drawing various designs about what was

    Oral History Interview with Clark Foreman, November 16, 1974. Interview B-0003. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)


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  • In an era when students often lived far from school, they would board out in town during the school year.

    July 13, 2007