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desk work

work done at a desk.
habitual writing, as that of a clerk.
Origin of desk work
First recorded in 1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His short, stocky body had been twisted by much application to desk work.

    Comrade Yetta Albert Edwards
  • “I do, indeed,” said Mr. Parker, smiling as he resumed his desk work.

    The Cry at Midnight Mildred A. Wirt
  • He objected to desk work and pen work and poring over books.

    The Financier Theodore Dreiser
  • For desk work, make drawings of the duck when swimming, flying, and standing.

    Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study Ontario Ministry of Education
  • But quite as many are pale and stooped from desk work, or pasty from good living.

    At Plattsburg Allen French
  • Have we not hard brain work and drudgery of desk work and tedious gathering of statistics and troublesome search into details?

  • If his work is desk work, think out some plan to compel him to take the exercise every healthy animal requires.

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