Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of a bench.

Etymologies

bench +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The musical -- staged in Studio's raw upstairs space on Giorgos Tsappas's simple set of a benchlike platform, with Christopher Youstra leading a terrific four-piece band -- feels on some level like an attempt to expose this painful error of youth.

    'Passing Strange' at Studio 2ndStage: A tasty musical treat, even without Stew

  • Across from the reception desk is a benchlike sofa against the wall, where sometimes two or three Iraqi men sit smoking silently.

    Hotel Baghdad

  • He could not imagine how the Tians managed with their benchlike beds and neck rests instead of pillows.

    Aerie

  • I spent the hour-and-forty-minute flight wandering around the cavernous metal belly of the huge transport plane, chatting with the crew and members of the press corps, who were strapped into benchlike jump seats.

    Living History

  • Except that this was indoors, and the pond was surrounded by a low benchlike enclosure of polished rust-colored marble, and the pond was lined with blue glazed tiles.

    The Pillars of Creation

  • As Crockett and I seated ourselves at an ancient, benchlike table that occupied the center of the room, Asher bustled about the kitchen, fetching pewter bowls and tarnished utensils, which he set before us, along with heavy glass tumblers and a dark, dusty decanter of wine.

    Nevermore

  • She had picked a slight knoll in the benchlike meadow, one not quite in the center of the open space overlooking the road from Arien.

    Darksong Rising

  • Over in the corner near the window was a raised benchlike affair on which were several reed mats and a couple of woven blankets.

    The Eternal Mercenary

  • By twelve o'clock, from her benchlike throne that had become a straitjacket to the back, a heaviness had set in that seemed to thicken

    Humoresque A Laugh on Life with a Tear Behind It

  • The cabin sat on a benchlike formation, a shoulder of the mountain behind, and she could look away westward across miles and miles of timber, darkly green and merging into purple in the distance.

    North of Fifty-Three

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