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n.1.See Prepositor.
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The master mounted into the high desk by the door, and one of the prepostors of the week stood by him on the steps, the other three marching up and down the middle of the school with their canes, calling out, "Silence, silence
To-day, however, being the School-house match, none of the School-house prepostors stay by the door to watch for truants of their side; there is carte blanche to the School-house fags to go where they like.
The master of the week being short-sighted, and the prepostors of the week small and not well up to their work, the lower- school boys employ the ten minutes which elapse before their names are called in pelting one another vigorously with acorns, which fly about in all directions.