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writing desk

a piece of furniture with a surface for writing, with drawers and pigeonholes for writing materials.
a portable case that when opened forms a surface on which to write.
Origin of writing desk
First recorded in 1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then she went to her writing desk, and wrote a letter and sent it off.

  • Fig. 255 represents a mission type of writing desk for a boy's use.

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • At last she lighted a lamp and moved wearily to her writing desk.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • When did you get the paper which Mr. Hamblin found in your writing desk?

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • Put it on the table, and he will find it when he comes out; on his writing desk there.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • In Figure 83 is a mahogany reading and writing desk combined.

    The Old Furniture Book N. Hudson Moore
  • A writing desk for a child can be easily made as shown in the sketch.

  • In her father's writing desk she found an unfinished letter.

    Self-control Mary Brunton
British Dictionary definitions for writing desk

writing desk

a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc
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