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reading desk

a desk for use in reading, especially by a person standing.
a lectern in a church.
Origin of reading desk
First recorded in 1695-1705 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In front, just below the bust, is a reading desk of stone, the outer edge of which is fringed with stalactites.

    The Jenolan Caves Samuel Cook
  • The man at the reading desk looked round and then back at his book.

    The Fifth Queen Ford Madox Ford
  • The pews are square and high, the pulpit or reading desk exceedingly small, and the floor is of stone.

  • His text book rests on the figure of a skeleton as a reading desk.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce
  • In the reading desk Mr Wood gets through his work quickly and with a good voice.

  • The minister brought two of the rolls and laid them on the reading desk.

    The King Nobody Wanted Norman F. Langford
  • Between the stairways leading to the next floor was a platform with two heavy Greek columns and a reading desk between them.

    The Kirk on Rutgers Farm Frederick Brckbauer
  • The date is given on the central panel of the old pulpit, which is preserved, in reduced form, as a reading desk.

  • The reading desk, also of wainscot, which is situated on the opposite side of the nave, is similar in design.

    Chelsea George Bryan
  • The pulpit was at one of the angles of the cross, highly elevated, with reading desk, and clerks desk in front below.

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