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  • n. Plural form of school-marm (alternative spelling of schoolmarms).


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  • The Britons and the Germans seemed not to heed; but now and then the American school-marms unmasked the charlatan.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • Thither flocked sturdy Britons in knickerbockers, stockings, and cloth caps, Teutons with tin botanizing boxes (for lunch transportation), and American school-marms realizing at last the dream of their modest and laborious lives.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • He was followed closely by several Northern school-marms and teachers, and a host of the colored people.

    Henry Ossian Flipper The Colored Cadet at West Point

  • A year after "Hawkins's Idiot Asylum" was completed, one day there drifted into the valley a riotous cavalcade of "school-marms," teachers of the San Francisco public schools, out for a holiday.

    Tales of the Argonauts

  • Meanwhile, with that supreme audacity and impudent hardihood of the sex when gregarious, the school-marms rode through the town, admiring openly the handsome faces and manly figures that looked up from the ditches, or rose behind the cars of ore at the mouths of tunnels.

    Tales of the Argonauts

  • What a field for the exercise of their administrative talents will the appointment of preachers, school-marms, innkeepers, and intelligence agents, afford!

    The Two Rebellions; or, Treason Unmasked.

  • In the village, the number of scholars would be sufficiently large to warrant the establishment and to bear the maintenance of one good school, with one, if not more, teachers, regularly employed, and worthy to be called teachers rather than "school-marms."

    Village Improvements and Farm Villages

  • 'Miss Ann [e]' s 'children were cut out for' school-marms, 'were they, Yiddie?

    Behind the Scenes or, Thirty years a slave, and Four Years in the White House


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