from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. work done at a desk, as by an office worker

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Work done at a desk, as by a clerk or writer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Work done at a desk; habitual writing, as that of a clerk or a literary man.


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