spelling-match love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A contest for superiority in spelling between two or more persons or parties.


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  • But the frown on the chairman's face did not suggest that that gentleman had anything very jovial to say at the moment, and the teacher closed the exercises herself in a few words that were not at all personal to the winner of the spelling-match.

    Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill Or, Jasper Parloe's Secret

  • "The spelling-match is over," said Uncle John, "and Joe has won the prize."

    Stories Worth Rereading

  • Then they had a reformed spelling-match, to prove how antiquated their recently finished education had already become.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • Much more successful was an entertainment at Platt's Hall at which well-known citizens took part in an old-time spelling-match.

    A Backward Glance at Eighty

  • After recess there was a spelling-match, choosing sides, of course,

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • The spelling-match proved an exciting affair also, with new features that Ashland had never seen before.

    A Voice in the Wilderness

  • The spelling-match was to be on Friday, and Thursday night they were to have a grand review of all the lessons.

    Marjorie's Busy Days

  • The spelling-match was to be the next day, and how could she review her lessons without her book?

    Marjorie's Busy Days

  • For there's to be a spelling-match on Friday, between our class and Miss Bates 'class, and we want to win.

    Marjorie's Busy Days

  • When it was time for the spelling-match, Marjorie put away her books, and sat waiting, with folded arms and a smiling face.

    Marjorie's Busy Days


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