Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A table fitted for writing upon, sometimes differentiated from a writing-desk, as being a piece of furniture for the library rather than for the business office.
  • noun A tablet; a table-book.

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Examples

  • He could see only the littered writing-table, the empty space where the type-writer had stood, and the unwashed window-pane.

    Chapter 40

  • I followed them to my study, and found lying on my writing-table still, with the selenite paper weight upon it, the sheet of work I had left on the afternoon of the opening of the cylinder.

    The War of The Worlds

  • [Standing beside the writing-table with his left hand resting upon it, and his right thrust in the breast of his coat.]

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • At last he goes up to the writing-table, listens in the direction of the folding door, hastily snatches up a hand-glass, looks at himself in it, and straightens his necktie.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • Against the middle of the right wall, a large writing-table of carved oak, with many books and papers.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • At last he goes up to the writing-table, listens in the direction of the folding door, hastily snatches up a hand-glass, looks at himself in it, and straightens his necktie.

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • Winston could see the writing-table with its green-shaded lamp and the speakwrite and the wire baskets deep-laden with papers.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • [Standing beside the writing-table with his left hand resting upon it, and his right thrust in the breast of his coat.]

    John Gabriel Borkman

  • Winston could see the writing-table with its green-shaded lamp and the speakwrite and the wire baskets deep-laden with papers.

    Nineteen Eighty-four

  • Against the middle of the right wall, a large writing-table of carved oak, with many books and papers.

    John Gabriel Borkman

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