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Use "rudiments" in a sentence
"But how little would what are commonly called the rudiments of education, add to their qualifications as laborers?"
"Just because it is set on flat, not upright: and learned men will tell you that those two flukes are the "rudiments" -- that is, either the beginning, or more likely the last remains -- of two hind feet."
"In these free schools the teacher was, apparently, the priest of the town or village, and, as far as we can judge, the curriculum composed what may be called the rudiments of general education, with an elementary course in Christian Doctrine."