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Synonyms for escritoire

a desk used for writing

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He closed the empty little drawer with a sigh, and shut and locked the escritoire, and came back to the solitary fireside.
De cuyo Nobel quiero acordarme (Instituto Cervantes, 2011) numerosos escritoires de varias generaciones y criticos celebren (otros lo siguen manifestando) su rebeldia y consistencia etica y profesional, su poder ante los poderes, mas la generosidad personal de un 1 iberal integro y honesto que vive la literatura como religion, segun Hector Abad Faciolince.
Born around 1510 into the "tolerated" Jewish community of Ferrara, a relative oasis under the Este dukes, he ended up--metonymically speaking, in the form of his Latin translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Protestant answer to the Catholic Vulgate--on the London escritoires of poets Sir Philip Sidney, John Donne, and John Milton, and on the bookshelves of Mayflower Elders William Brewster and William Bradford in the far-flung Plymouth Colony.
51) Theodore Hoppen observes: "The characteristic mid-Victorian liking for clutter required increasing expenditure on tables, chairs, sideboards, chiffoniers, escritoires, pianos, dumb waiters, (all covered with tasseled velvet cloths and runners), upon Staffordshire figurines, Doulton china, brass candlesticks, coal-scuttles, papier-mache models, vases, stuffed birds, wax fruit, and framed photographs.
In this case the escritoire's displacements underscore its status as a portable object; Furetiere notes that "[i]l y a de grandes escritoires de cabinet, de petites escritoires pour la poche.
26] In order to effect wri ting's consequent usurpation of the written text's prerogative, the tools of writing -- particularly those contained in the portable escritoire of the seventeenth century -- and their delimitation of public and private spaces assume a primary role.
It is clear that David's second ground was somewhat weakened by his first: It was precisely because the bergeres and fauteuils and elaborately worked ormolu fittings for escritoires and gaming tables imparted the wrong sort of moral teachings that David impugned them.
Put some shelves above and he notes 'they are called Bureau Bookcase' and the name has settled since then, as before this period the bureau as we know it today could be named a scrutoire, escritoire, scriptor or secretary, according to the wishes of its owner.