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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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  • The fable of Dana, on the writing desk, is the work of his brother Bartolommeo.

  • Then she went to her writing desk, and wrote a letter and sent it off.

  • Note her little library of big books, her writing desk and hour-glass, her pen and ink.

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

    Carpentry for Boys J. S. Zerbe
  • There was a figure bending over the writing desk; not the tall form of her father, but her stepmother.

    Mischievous Maid Faynie Laura Jean Libbey
  • When did you get the paper which Mr. Hamblin found in your writing desk?

    Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
  • She took the chair I pointed to in front of a writing desk on which was the room telephone.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • She rose, returned her pen to the writing desk, and said briefly, "I'm off."

    Peggy Raymond's Way Harriet Lummis Smith
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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