reading desk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n reading desk desk or stand with a slanted top used to hold a text at the proper height for a lecturer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Reading desk a desk to support a book while reading; esp., a desk used while reading the service in a church.
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Usage

In literature:

Valentine's seat was empty, but a boy sat reading at the next desk but one.
"Soldiers of the Queen" by Harold Avery
Blake, to whom he had been introduced, was sitting at his desk reading an early edition of an evening paper.
"The Wall Street Girl" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
The man at the reading desk looked round and then back at his book.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
The chapel was fitted with oak Jacobean woodwork, pews, a reading-desk, and a little screen.
"The Thread of Gold" by Arthur Christopher Benson
The policeman spread them out on the desk and began to read them.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
On the second floor he came upon a small, balding man who sat reading at a desk in a room crammed with tottering stacks of old books.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
After a while he lit a candle, spread the communication out on his desk, and read it again.
"Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches" by Joel Chandler Harris
He sits with his feet on the desk and reads Bartlett by the hour.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
They would hold up the books at the delivery desk long enough to allow Evan to reach the reading-room.
"The Deaves Affair" by Hulbert Footner
A big reading-lamp with an amber shade, standing on a flat writing-desk, made a pleasant point of illumination.
"The Girl in the Mirror" by Elizabeth Garver Jordan
It is in the original thick oak binding, with huge brass clasps, corners, and bosses; and appears to have been chained to a reading-desk.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
The reading desk of the upper stalls forms the back of the lower and affords the field for their sculptural decoration.
"Cathedrals of Spain" by John A. (John Allyne) Gade
Kron was seated behind a surprisingly modern desk, reading a book by the light of a Confederation glowtube.
"To Choke an Ocean" by Jesse F. (Jesse Franklin) Bone
The Judge stopped reading and peered over the desk.
"The Case and Exceptions" by Frederick Trevor Hill
A passing greeting from the information desk gives a sense of welcome and of relationship to the reading public.
"The Library and Society" by Various
They were lying on his desk, one of them torn in two as if in a fit of anger, the other rumpled from a hundred readings.
"Kastle Krags" by Absalom Martin
He had his feet propped up on the desk; he was smoking a pipe and reading a law book.
"Earth Alert!" by Kris Neville
And now her heart beat still louder, as she drew forth from the desk the book containing her confessions, and read over the last pages.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
The two boys gazed respectfully at the bare trestle table and the raised reading-desk and the picture of St. Benedict.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Hahn read the letter, and sank down upon his desk with sudden terror.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
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In news:

Have you read that the desk phone is disappearing.
I can read ancient writings, take a visual tour of Holy Land sites, and look up the definition of a Greek word – all from my desk.
Jann Wenner is sitting at his desk, glasses pushed up on his head, marking up and showing off an editor's letter from the third fortieth anniversary issue of Rolling Stone—and, yes, you read that sentence correctly.
Some good news came across the desk involving the West Virginia Golf Foundation and Moundsville's Eli Lambie , who it seems is every bit as comfortable in the class room as he is reading a green.
Place it on your desk and enjoy the flickering light on your chem book or set it on your nightstand to illuminate your before-bed reading.
In 1865, a North Carolina father built a desk for his little girl, who was learning to read.
In fact, it was her Grandmother's large, round tarot cards that she had displayed on her desk and uses in her readings.
When Charles Phan's Vietnamese Home Cooking hit my desk a few weeks ago, I read it cover to cover.
0There is more to broadcast journalism than sitting behind a desk and reading a script, and students at Eastern New Mexico University are learning that as they put together a newscast of their own.
I just read about a woman who asked that she be moved to a different cubicle at work because the co-worker she was sitting next to insisted on clipping his toe nails at his desk.
See the rows of empty desks, once filled with eager young MBA s. Read plaintive postings on www.vault.com, a yuppie website devoted to the rants and raves of the downturn.
Reading his obituary in the New York Times, I looked up at the poster over my desk announcing a 1992 exhibit of his work at the Phillips Collection in Washington.
From the sidewalk outside Revel Spa, a cluster of black birdcages can be seen hovering above the reception desk +Read this Article.
The Carl's Table® Model CT08 is an advanced radiology desk for reading soft copy and for teleradiology applications.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM registration in June at the front desk.
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