from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The vice-master, or second master, of a school. In St. Paul's School, London, the order of the staff is head-master, sur-master, third master, etc.
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Ecclesiae "(1867), which with the following treatises, long preserved in MS., was finally edited by the Rev.J. H. Lupton, sur-master of the school; two treatises on the" Hierarchies "of Dionysius (1869);