Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See school.

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Examples

  • In some instances the pioneer teachers had to carry on their service amid the lowest depths of squalor and wretchedness, even more repellent than ragged-school work in the worst quarters of a great town.

    From Slave to College President Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington

  • He was also an ardent superintendent at a certain ragged-school in the town conducted by University men; and was further becoming a well-known figure in the debates at the Union -- on all which accounts his friends were not a little satisfied.

    The Adventures of a Three-Guinea Watch

  • She thought of the friends at Brandon, she thought of the poor old ladies she was accustomed to look after in the city, of the ragged-school that she visited, of the hospital in which she was a manager, of the mission chapel.

    Little Journey in the World

  • She thought of the friends at Brandon, she thought of the poor old ladies she was accustomed to look after in the city, of the ragged-school that she visited, of the hospital in which she was a manager, of the mission chapel.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • He then walked away to his old lodgings in Piccadilly, where he was recognized with ecstasy by the quondam ragged-school boy, and was gladly welcomed by his landlady, who could not rejoice enough at the sight of his good-humoured face.

    Heartsease, Or, the Brother's Wife

  • (that ape of genius, an emissary from the devil to man), 'and the pitiful poverty of our old poetry of pedagogues and ragged-school teachers.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

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