roll-top desk


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roll-top desk

or roll·top desk (rōl′tŏp′)
n.
A desk fitted with a flexible sliding top made of parallel slats.

roll-top desk

n
(Furniture) a desk having a slatted wooden panel that can be pulled down over the writing surface when not in use. Also called: roll-top

roll′-top`

(or roll′top`) desk′,



n.
a desk with a flexible sliding cover, often of closely set wood strips, that can be pulled down over the working surface or rolled up beneath the top.
[1885–90]
Translations

roll-top desk

[ˈrəʊltɒpˈdesk] Nburó m, escritorio m de tapa rodadera
References in classic literature ?
Next he noticed a bewhiskered, youthful-looking man, sitting at a roll-top desk, who regarded him curiously.
The grim posters about diphtheria, whooping cough, and scarlet fever hanging over the roll-top desk of Bensinger (Jefferson Mays, in another fastidious comic performance), the Chicago Tribune's germ-phobic crime reporter, warn that working in these squalid quarters takes the constitution of a horse.
It's a late Victorian roll-top desk and is what is known as a ladies' desk.
His Girl Friday is the 1940 classic battle-of-the-sexes, re-marriage-as-screwball comedy starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph Bellamy involving a newspaper editor, his ex-wife star reporter, her new fiance (along with his mother), and an escaped criminal hiding out in a roll-top desk in the newspaper's bull-pen.
I became anxious that I needed the buzz of the city to write and resorted to tricking my brain into getting started by buying a roll-top desk.
In his absence Grace keeps the letters he wrote her locked away in a roll-top desk to which only she has the key and only she knows the contents of the letters.
When he died in the mid-1970s, I inherited his old roll-top desk (Figure 1), hand crafted to his specifications when he was a forester in the state of Washington.
A tall slender man sits at a roll-top desk in the office of
She marvels that she hasn't found even a splinter of wood from the roll-top desk that sat in the house.
He takes up the story of what he found: "Someone had opened the roll-top desk and scattered old files everywhere.
The wooden file may also be a curiosity, but it's a useful one--a period piece comparable in style to the old-fashioned roll-top desk newspaper editors all seemed to once have; and yet the file cabinet's obsolescence and quaintness are offset by its usefulness.
Next came, the roll-top desk which was the mainstay of the small or medium-sized office at the end of the 19th century.