from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A piece of furniture in which a writing-desk is combined with drawers or cupboards, shelves for books, or other appliances.
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For this purpose he was taken to a writing-cabinet which stood near; and there, while momentarily reflecting upon the ingredients which were to form his prescription, he glanced at a toilet beside him.
Radicofani gave to my aunt this morning and which I purloined from her writing-cabinet.
And with eager curiosity she turned the knob, and the door opened, disclosing only a sort of inner closet, which had been evidently employed for a writing-cabinet, as a writing-table stood there, and book-cases filled with books.
See here "-- he went to a writing-cabinet at the end of the room, flung the lid back, swept out a heap of papers, and wrenching a blank check from the book, threw it down before Baroni --" here! fill it up as you like, and I will sign it in exchange for the forged sheet. "