Origin of desk
Examples from the Web for desk
Contemporary Examples of desk
I was sick in street gutters, onto my desk, at dinners with friends.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003
January 7, 2015
President Harry Truman kept a sign on his desk that read: “The Buck Stops Here.”The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future
January 3, 2015
While the desk sergeant ran a background check, he was roughed up by another officer in the lock-up.What Would Happen if I Got in White Cop’s Face?
December 30, 2014
She suggested that Gregory stack newspapers on his desk to give the set an intimate, coffeehouse feel.David Gregory's 'Meet the Press' Eviction Exposed in Washingtonian Takedown
December 23, 2014
The man behind the desk is a fictional character—a ferocious patriot exposing the limits of rigid ideology.The End of Truthiness: Stephen Colbert’s Sublime Finale
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of desk
He went over to the desk and began to scribble a name on the pad of paper.
"I knew he'd plunge," he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler's desk.
Then he walked carelessly across to the desk and asked for his bill.Way of the Lawless
He found Austin sitting on the chair by his desk, resting his chin on his elbow.Viviette
William J. Locke
For a time Grace sat at her desk with the letter in her hand.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
- a music stand shared by two orchestral players
- these two players
- made for use at a deska desk calendar
- done at a deska desk job
Word Origin for desk
mid-14c., from Medieval Latin desca "table to write on" (mid-13c.), from Latin discus "quoit, platter, dish," from Greek diskos. The Medieval Latin is perhaps via Italian desco. Used figuratively of office or clerical work since 1797; desk job is first attested 1965.