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writing desk

n
(Furniture) a piece of furniture with a writing surface and drawers and compartments for papers, writing materials, etc

writ′ing desk`


n.
1. a piece of furniture with a surface for writing on, usu. with drawers and compartments for writing materials.
2. a portable case that holds writing materials and that when opened forms a surface on which to write.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.writing desk - a portable case containing writing materials and having a writing surface
case - a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
2.writing desk - a desk for writing (usually with a sloping top)writing desk - a desk for writing (usually with a sloping top)
desk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
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As I never saw him except from the other side of the long official counter bearing the five writing desks of the five Shipping Masters, Mr.
On one of those stools that are used at writing desks, lashed firmly to the sides of the vehicle, was seated a little man, enveloped in a great-coat fringed with fur, in such a manner that no part of him was visible, except a face of an unvarying red color.
As soon as his back was turned, I went to my writing desk to start the story.
A couch was to the left, the bed place to the right; my writing desk and the chronometers' table faced the door.
Entering my room, lighted strongly by a big bulkhead lamp swung on gimbals above my writing desk, I did not see him anywhere till he stepped out quietly from behind the coats hung in the recessed part.
And there we sat; I at my writing desk ready to appear busy with some papers, he behind me out of sight of the door.
But you will soon be in receipt of some," retorted the General, reddening a little as he dived into his writing desk and applied himself to a memorandum book.
There is McArdle, for example, I know exactly where he is, with his face upon his writing desk and his hand on his own telephone, just as I heard him fall.
The chair is canopied, and raised considerably above the floor of the House; and every member has an easy chair and a writing desk to himself: which is denounced by some people out of doors as a most unfortunate and injudicious arrangement, tending to long sittings and prosaic speeches.
So my mother sat down again to her charming writing desk and the maid made another journey in a fiacre just before midnight; and ten days later or so I got a letter thrust into my hand at the avanzadas just as I was about to start on a night patrol, together with a note asking me to call on the writer so that she might allay my mother's anxieties by telling her how I looked.
The real human being all this time, with his head safely on his shoulders, had brought himself to the comfortable conclusion that everything was for the best; and making an investment in ink, paper, and steel pens, had opened his long-disused writing desk, and was again a literary man.
At the other end a comparatively luxurious show was made by a large bookcase, an elaborate combination of bureau and writing desk, a rack with a rifle, a set of foils, and an umbrella in it, several folio albums on a table, some comfortable chairs and sofas, and a thick carpet under foot.