reading desk


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read·ing desk

 (rē′dĭng)
n.
A desk or stand, usually with a slanted top, for holding a book or papers.

read′ing desk`


n.
1. a desk for use in reading, esp. by a person standing.
2. a lectern in a church.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reading desk - desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturerreading desk - desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
stand - a small table for holding articles of various kinds; "a bedside stand"
References in classic literature ?
Lvov, in a house coat with a belt and in chamois leather shoes, was sitting in an armchair, and with a pince-nez with blue glasses he was reading a book that stood on a reading desk, while in his beautiful hand he held a half-burned cigarette daintily away from him.
It was his custom of a Sunday, when this meal was over, to sit close by the fire, a volume of some dry divinity on his reading desk, until the clock of the neighbouring church rang out the hour of twelve, when he would go soberly and gratefully to bed.
Furnishings Mediatheque: 6 wall shelves, 7 archive shelves, 19 double shelves, bookkeeping and research with office chairs, book carts and roll containers, presentation furniture, reading desk, 3 picture book stands, 9 tables, 11 stacking chairs, 12 chairs, 2 carpets, 9 acoustic elements and library accessories.
Children are welcome in every service, with a play area reserved for them at the front, right next to the platform and reading desk.
A person who is traveling needs to read an exciting book so he can be inspired in finishing it, because most of the time you don't have access to a comfortable couch or a reading desk.
tion of a church for the Devon Mission, as it was then called, and records indicate that carpenters from the Richardson company made some articles of furniture, such as chairs, chests of drawers, the font, communion rail and a reading desk.
LECTOR A College reader B Liberty granted C Church reading desk who am I?
1 QUICKSTART 1 Oversentimental (5) 6 African republic (5) 9 Church reading desk (7) 10 Numpty (5) 11 The 'brewing capital' (5) 12 Pretty (5) 13 University awards (7) 15 Musselburgh river (3) 17 Coloured part of the eye (4) 18 Small coin (6) 19 Foot lever (5) 20 Foolish person (6) 22 Ooze out (4) 24 Stubborn animal (3) 25 Round of applause (7) 26 Shoe-strings (5) 27 Man's man
The studio furnishings include king-size beds with an Italian leather feel, a love-seat-sofa made of Grande Ville Textured fabric, a lounge chair, coffee table, a side-table, a full length mirror, a night stand and a reading desk with two chairs.
Dickens put on a staged, one-man production in which he stood at a reading desk covered in burgundy velvet.
But as soon as the Torah scroll was taken from the ark and placed on the reading desk, Mr.