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.
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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
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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]
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Translations

roll-top desk

[ˈrəʊltɒpˈdesk] Nburó m, escritorio m de tapa rodadera
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References in classic literature ?
Next he noticed a bewhiskered, youthful-looking man, sitting at a roll-top desk, who regarded him curiously.
The writing table in front was made for Marie-Antoinette in 1782 and the roll-top desk on the left for Marie-Adeacutelaide, fourth daughter of Louis XV, in 1773 both by Jean-Henri Riesener.
The bracelet has been tucked away in a roll-top desk for decades.
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. Opening it in the morning signalled the start of my working day and shutting it at night was my cue to shut up office for the night.
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.