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reading chair

a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on facing the back.
Origin of reading chair
First recorded in 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Shandor flipped the switch, and settled back in the reading chair.

    Bear Trap Alan Edward Nourse

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