desk work


noun

work done at a desk.
habitual writing, as that of a clerk.

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Origin of desk work

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example sentences from the Web for desk work

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

    Romantic Spain|John Augustus O'Shea
  • "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)
  • 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.