from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An official appointed to examine schools and determine whether the education given in them is satisfactory.
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Even in summer I had done so only once, and that in a car, when I had accompanied the school-inspector on one of his trips.
No one sat in the front row; but, later on, it was filled by several ladies whom Yourii did not know; by the fat school-inspector; and by masters and mistresses of the elementary school for boys and girls.
Her Majesty's school-inspector was at that time paying "surprise-visits" in this neighbourhood to test the teaching unawares; and two days later, in the middle of the morning lessons, the latch of the door was softly lifted, and in walked my gentleman, the king of terrors -- to pupil-teachers.
And another, "How long would it take a school-inspector of average activity to tumble head over heels from London to York?"
And another, “How long would it take a school-inspector of average activity to tumble head over heels from London to
The school-inspector has come, "replied Sina, pensively.