from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A stand to Support a book.


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  • Here, having placed a candle upon a reading-stand at the bed-head, and having made an attempt to peruse some pages of the "Omnipresence of the Deity," I unfortunately fell asleep in less than twenty seconds, leaving the light burning as it was.

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  • His reading-stand had been decorated with flowers and palm-leaves by some of the ladies of the city.

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  • And turned towards it was a large chair with a mahogany reading-stand attached, on which a yellowish and folded copy of The Times, dated July 6, 1914, the day Timothy first failed to come down, as if in preparation for the war, seemed waiting for him still.

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  • He smote the enormous Bible on the reading-stand, vociferated, “Come, let us reason together,” delivered a prayer informing Almighty

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  • But the varnished oak pews and the new red carpet and the three large chairs on the platform, behind the bare reading-stand, were all of

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  • On the small rock platform stood an old bronze lectern or reading-stand, groaning under a great German Bible.

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  • His last words were inaudible, but he closed the book reverently and, being nearly blind, made a groping movement and gripped the reading-stand.

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  • For twenty minutes Mr. Wimperis alternately fluted and boomed from the pulpit, wrestled with the reading-stand and summoned the country to industrial peace.

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  • But the revolutions round the table became more and more irregular in their sweep, till at last reaching Mr. Stelling's reading-stand, they sent it thundering down with its heavy lexicons to the floor.

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  • Mission Hall and will often sing vigorously from the reading-stand while classes are going on.

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