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deacon seat

noun
  1. a bench running most of the length of a bunkhouse in a lumbering camp.
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Origin of deacon seat

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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  • No one would notice him, however, till one night when he came in late, and undertook to sleep on the "deacon-seat."

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    Charles G. D. Roberts