Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The space under a desk occupied by the knees of one seated at the desk.

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Examples

  • There was a knee-hole desk in the middle, and seated at it, with some papers and open volumes before him, was the benevolent old gentleman.

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • A handsome knee-hole desk bore a jumble of papers, a gooseneck lamp, and an ancient typewriter; business of sorts was apparently conducted here.

    Working Murder

  • 'He jumped up and went over to a knee-hole desk, pulled out one of the side drawers bodily, and brought it across to where I sat at one end of the sofa.

    Forfeit

  • It was a heavy flat-topped knee-hole desk with drawers at each side, and it was almost aggressively tidy.

    For Kicks

  • And the box was in the bottom drawer -- also locked -- of a knee-hole desk.

    The Satan Bug

  • I moved over to the big old-fashioned knee-hole desk where MacDonald's correspondence and photographic albums had been discovered.

    The Satan Bug

  • And the box was in the bottom drawer — also locked — of a knee-hole desk.

    The Satan Bug

  • Yes, sir -- hot, strong and quick, _ (dives under knee-hole of table) _

    Oh! Susannah! A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts

  • On the great knee-hole writing table lies the now silent pen where last she used it, with each big or little bundle of MSS. methodically labelled, and a long list of engagements for work, extending into future years, now, alas! destined to remain unfulfilled!

    Mrs. Hungerford Notable Women Authors of the Day

  • She opens one drawer of a great knee-hole writing table, which discloses hundreds of half sheets of paper.

    Mrs. Hungerford Notable Women Authors of the Day

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