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desk / desk/ • n. a piece of furniture with a flat or sloped surface and typically with drawers, at which one can read, write, or do other work. ∎  Mus. a position in an orchestra at which two players share a music stand: an extra desk of first and second violins. ∎  a counter in a hotel, bank, or airport at which a customer may check in or obtain information: the reception desk. ∎  a specified section of a news organization, esp. a newspaper: he landed a job on the sports desk.

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desk

desk XIV. — medL. desca, prob. based on Pr. desc(a) basket or It. desco table, butcher's block :- L. discus quoit, DISH, DISC; cf. DAIS.

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desk

deskBasque, Monégasque •ask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, masque, task •facemask •arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque •bisque, brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk •laserdisc • obelisk • basilisk •odalisque • tamarisk • asterisk •mosque, Tosk •kiosk • Nynorsk • brusque •busk, dusk, husk, musk, rusk, tusk •subfusc • Novosibirsk •mollusc (US mollusk) • damask •Vitebsk •Aleksandrovsk, Sverdlovsk •Khabarovsk • Komsomolsk •Omsk, Tomsk •Gdansk, Murmansk, Saransk •Smolensk •Chelyabinsk, MinskDonetsk, Novokuznetsk •Irkutsk, Yakutsk

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