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desk    : [d'ɛsk]
Desk \Desk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
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Desk \Desk\, n. [OE. deske, the same word as dish, disk. See
{Dish}, and cf. {Disk}.]
1. A table, frame, or case, usually with sloping top, but
often with flat top, for the use writers and readers. It
often has a drawer or repository underneath.
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2. A reading table or lectern to support the book from which
the liturgical service is read, differing from the pulpit
from which the sermon is preached; also (esp. in the
United States), a pulpit. Hence, used symbolically for
"the clerical profession."
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n 1: a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually
drawers or other compartments

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