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desk work

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noun
  1. work done at a desk.
  2. habitual writing, as that of a clerk.
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Origin of desk work

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for desk work

administration, typing

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Historical Examples of desk work

  • He was poor and cut off from his fellows by the haughty shyness of his temper, weary of desk-work, and haunted by home-sickness.

    History of the English People, Volume VII (of 8)

    John Richard Green

  • "Tired of towns and desk-work, and—and—" The Boy shifted about on his wooden stool, and held up his hands to the reviving blaze.

    The Magnetic North

    Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)

  • Leader expressed himself satisfied to make an experiment at desk-work.

    Romantic Spain

    John Augustus O'Shea