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  • I could never get to bed as early as I could when I was a country 'schoolma'am' and I found it impossible to do without a certain amount of sleep.

    The Alpine Path: The Story of My Career

  • Here am I, installed once more as a country 'schoolma'am' at Valley Road, boarding at

    Anne of the Island

  • Miss Brown acrost the way is a great gossip, and there hain't a speck of scandal ever been on my house in my life, and I a-boardin 'schoolma'ams for fifteen years! "

    The Cromptons

  • Of all the things that the nannies and schoolma`ms could advise us against, they picked sugar, not because it is bad for us, but because it is pleasurable.

    What I think is really going on in the war on trans fat.

  • But at length the district-schoolma'am could teach Mehitable Hyde no more, and the Judge suddenly discovered that he had a pretty daughter of fourteen, ignorant enough to shock his sense of propriety, and delicate enough to make it useless to think of sending her away from home to be buffeted in a boarding-school.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

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