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deacon seat

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noun

a bench running most of the length of a bunkhouse in a lumbering camp.

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Nearby words

deaccelerate, deaccession, deacetylate, deacidify, deacon, deacon seat, deaconess, deaconry, deactivate, deacylase, dead

Origin of deacon seat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for deacon seat

  • No one would notice him, however, till one night when he came in late, and undertook to sleep on the "deacon-seat."

    Earth's Enigmas|Charles G. D. Roberts