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  • n. Plural form of housemaster.


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  • Footsteps pounded in the corridors as streams of boys rushed back to their rooms, racing to reach their desks before they got bollocked by housemasters on patrol.

    Kiss & Break Up

  • Nevertheless, few schools require their housemasters to have special training as emotional counselors, and the ratio of housemasters to boarders at many schools is roughly 60 to 1.

    Such, Such Were the Joys

  • It also seeks to forge familiar relationships among counselors, dorm supervisors and faculty so professors or housemasters who spot signs of trouble can call someone they know, instead of phoning a random hot line.

    After Virginia Tech

  • At school, the houses had mostly been taken over, in the absence of their younger housemasters, by well meaning but incompetent elderly assistant masters; the prefects were young, and knowing that in a few weeks, at the most a few months, they would be “called up” to go to possible death, almost certain mutilation, cared little for school or house affairs.

    The Complete Stories

  • One of the housemasters had a Danish wife, and this lady's niece, a rather hefty girl of about twenty, was living with them for a year to improve - or rather, to perfect, for she was already fluent and idiomatic - her English.

    The Girl In A Swing

  • (Officially, however, she was addressed as Mum, probably a corruption of the ‘Ma’am’ used by public school boys to their housemasters’ wives.)

    Such, Such Were the Joys

  • Three weeks later the schools went back and half the housemasters in the country found their desks littered with letters from anxious parents demanding an assurance that their

    The Loom of Youth

  • It would be all right, of course, her coming to Brookfield; other housemasters were married.

    Goodbye, Mr Chips

  • "You were late for breakfast to-day," said Mr. Seymour, in the horrid, abrupt way housemasters have.

    The Politeness of Princes and Other School Stories

  • He was anxious to show Sabre, when Sabre first came to the firm, the best places to lunch in Tidborough, but Sabre was frequently lunching with one of the School housemasters or at the Masters 'common room.

    If Winter Comes


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