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  • n. An escritoire.

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Examples

  • The word "scrutore" is an uncommon one; but it was the recollection of an altogether different passage which suggested it to me here.

    The Satires, Epistles, and Art of Poetry

  • Thus we may, perhaps, with little danger, relate the history of Fisher; who having long owed his bread to the generosity of Mr. Derby, and having one morning received a considerable bounty from his hands, yet, in order to possess himself of what remained in his friend’s scrutore, concealed himself in a public office of the Temple, through which there was a passage into Mr. Derby’s chambers.

    I. A Wonderful Long Chapter Concerning the Marvellous. Book VIII

  • But this princess, who has an infinite deal of wit and humor, set me gently on my feet upon the scrutore, and commanded me to give his Majesty an account of myself, which I did in a very few words; and Glumdalclitch, who attended at the cabinet door, and could not endure I should be out of her sight, being admitted, confirmed all that had passed from my arrival at her father's house.

    Gulliver's Travels

  • She then opened her scrutore, and, taking out the letter, delivered it to Amelia, saying,

    Amelia — Complete

  • Not your bookseller; for he has as many of your notes as he has of your works; both good lasting ware, and which are never likely to go out of his shop and his scrutore.

    The Works of Henry Fielding Edited by George Saintsbury in 12 Volumes $p Volume 12

  • When our heroe had finished and sent this letter, he went to his scrutore, took out Miss Western's muff, kissed it several times, and then strutted some turns about his room, with more satisfaction of mind than ever any Irishman felt in carrying off a fortune of fifty thousand pounds.

    History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Fisher; who having long owed his bread to the generosity of Mr Derby, and having one morning received a considerable bounty from his hands, yet, in order to possess himself of what remained in his friend's scrutore, concealed himself in a public office of the Temple, through which there was a passage into Mr Derby's chambers.

    History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • When our heroe had finished and sent this letter, he went to his scrutore, took out Miss Western’s muff, kissed it several times, and then strutted some turns about his room, with more satisfaction of mind than ever any Irishman felt in carrying off a fortune of fifty thousand pounds.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Fisher; who having long owed his bread to the generosity of Mr. Derby, and having one morning received a considerable bounty from his hands, yet, in order to possess himself of what remained in his friend’s scrutore, concealed himself in a public office of the Temple, through which there was a passage into Mr. Derby’s chambers.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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