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desk work


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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of desk work1

First recorded in 1860–65

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Example Sentences

The five bartenders viewed with respect the duties which could call a man to do so much desk-work and penmanship.

"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.

Have we not hard brain work and drudgery of desk work and tedious gathering of statistics and troublesome search into details?

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

But quite as many are pale and stooped from desk work, or pasty from good living.


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