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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: School, Occupations
schoolmistressschool‧mis‧tress /ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs/ noun [countable] British English  SESBOa female teacher, especially in a private school (=one that parents pay to send their children to)
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schoolmistressEllen, a schoolmistress, had tried to help Peter in raising him.To him, a schoolmistress was a crusty Old Maid in a liberty bodice and lisle stockings.After three days, the schoolmistress in charge phoned.
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