escritoire

[ UK /ˈɛskɹɪtwˌɑː/ ]
NOUN
  1. a desk used for writing
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How To Use escritoire In A Sentence

  • A larger escritoire commissioned by Herbert George Yatman, and widely known as ‘The Yatman Cabinet’, was given (with its side cabinets) by his grandson to the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1961.
  • He says, moreover, that all goods carried from the said islands are mere trifles, from which the land derives no profit -- such as porcelains, escritoires, caskets, fans, and parasols, all flimsy and very unprofitable. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 — Volume 06 of 55 1583-1588 Explorations by Early Navigators, Descriptions of the Islands and Their Peoples, Their History and Records of the Catholic Missions, as Related in Contemporaneous Books and Manuscripts, Showing
  • On an escritoire stood two bottles of champagne chilling in a bucket. COMPULSION
  • He looked up from a small, ornate escritoire of buhl, which Ellsworth had found somewhere, and where he was quietly tabulating a list of his resources and liabilities. The Financier
  • The following article has been transcribed faithfully from a manuscript found inside a rather damaged Portuguese camphor-wood escritoire which was left to Chris among Dorian's effects.
  • A profusion of lamps and sconces relieved the gloom, bathing in pink glow sofas, settees, armchairs, side tables, étagères, escritoires, bibelots, and curios the pair had collected.
  • Escritoires were stocked with stationery suitable for the billet-doux that were sure to be required; and there, too, were the little boxes of glazed mottoed wafers, then all the fashion, with which to seal the pretty missives. A belle of the fifties : memoirs of Mrs. Clay, of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-66,
  • It contained a comfortable chaise and two armchairs covered in chintz, and an escritoire against the wall, just as Amelia had recalled. ON A WICKED DAWN
  • Gripped beneath this compulsive spell, she found herself slowly crossing to the escritoire and pouring herself a glass of champagne. COMPULSION
  • She winced as the men set down her delicate escritoire with a thud, scraping the fragile satinwood finish on the granite walk. PAINT THE WIND
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