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Re: Callings over

Posted by R. Berg on April 18, 2006

In Reply to: Callings over posted by Abe on April 17, 2006

: Callings over -- from Darwin's autobiography; "I very often ran there [home] in the longer intervals between the callings over [something that happened at 'school in Shrewsbury'] and before locking up at night."

: What are "callings over"?

From the Oxford English Dictionary, I find that "calling-over" is a term used in British schools for what's known in the U.S. as roll call.