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  • n. Alternative spelling of roll-top desk.

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  • They also might contain escaped prisoners, as in The Front Page.

    October 21, 2011

  • The roll top desk is fast disappearing from efficiently managed offices, the chief objection being the fact that it becomes a receptacle for important papers which are forgotten. Also the pigeon holes frequently become filled with 'truck' which might as well be thrown away...Most papers that are filed in the pigeon holes should be placed in the files where they are accessible to every one who needs them. --The American Office, 2nd ed., Ronald Press, New York, NY, 1914.

    October 21, 2011