from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of furniture consisting of a set of drawers that fit within a frame.
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- n. A piece of furniture which has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above each other, used mainly for the storage of clean clothes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a case or movable frame containing drawers.
- n. See under Chest.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
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Sir George told me of a chest of drawers that were given Sir W.B. by Hughes the rope-maker, whom he has since put out of his employment, and now the fellow do cry out upon Sir W. for his cabinet.
Old Jaquette admitted having seen it, only a few months before, in the chest of drawers in the bedroom.
For furnishing, the room had a narrow iron bedstead, a chest of drawers with a washbasin atop it, a straight chair and writing table, some books in stacks.
The shabby chest of drawers was spread with a lace cover, and set out with a few gold-topped boxes and bottles, a rose coloured pin cushion, a glass tray strewn with tortoise-shell hair-pins—he shrank from the poignant intimacy of these trifles, and from the blank surface of the toilet-mirror above them.
A chest of drawers stood before him—large, heavy, and dark, like all the furniture in this house, a legacy of the generations of Maguires who had been born and died here.
His hat sailed on to the chest of drawers and he made a long arm for the tooth-glass.
In this process the chamber and its furniture grew more and more dignified and luxurious; the shawl hanging at the window took upon itself the richness of tapestry; the brass handles of the chest of drawers were as golden knockers; and the carved bed-posts seemed to have some kinship with the magnificent pillars of Solomon's temple.
I went to the chest of drawers and took out an extra pair of wool stockings, and from a secret niche behind the wainscotting I retrieved a leather pouch, in which I had secreted all the odd notes and coins of unspent gifts and allowances over the last couple of years — a considerable number, I was pleased to see.
“Do you want me to help you take them off?” she offered, as she placed the ashtray on the bed next to him and half-turned from the bed in the direction of the chest of drawers and the clothes closet.
She went to her chest of drawers for clean underdress and found none, laundry having been neglected for some time.