from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The principal master of a school or seminary.


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  • The head-master with the steel watch-chain wants to have at least the whole of Belgium, the coal areas of France, and a slice of Russia.

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  • They welcome me, a head-master shakes hands with me and says: “So you come form the front?

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  • This man, Thomas Rideout, long had been the head-master of the smuggling school.

    Mary Anerley

  • I remember well, when I was still the junior boy in the school, Dr. Butler, the head-master, stopping me in the street, and asking me, with all the clouds of Jove upon his brow and the thunder in his voice, whether it was possible that Harrow School was disgraced by so disreputably dirty a boy as I!

    An Autobiography

  • But luckily the Admiral was by this time to the fore, and he marched into the school-room and saluted the head-master.


  • Dr. Swinks, the head-master, was leaning back in his canopied oaken chair, with the pride inspired by noble actions.


  • “Boys may go,” the head-master pronounced, as the old clock wheezed instead of striking.


  • He had half a mind to follow the head-master and ask him if he doubted his word.

    Love and Mr Lewisham

  • No sooner did he, of whom we had been thus talking so easily, arrive, than we were all as quiet as a school upon the entrance of the head-master; and were very soon set down to a table covered with such variety of good things, as contributed not a little to dispose him to be pleased.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Reverend Mr. Langley, the head-master, accompanied us.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.


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