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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A pair of orchestral string players who share a music stand; they are arranged on the concert platform in order of rank; hence ‘first desk’, ‘second desk’.

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desk

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 6 words.

clear your desk: see clear.

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desk

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

A pair of orchestral string players who share a music stand; they are arranged on the concert platform in order of rank; hence ‘first desk’, ‘second desk’.

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Desks

Vilém Flusser, Mark Poster and Nancy Ann Roth.

in Does Writing Have a Future?

March 2011; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Media Studies. 2318 words.

This chapter focuses on the writing desk and its impending disappearance in the face of the informatic revolution. Chaos reigns on the average desk: papers, folders, clips, ashtrays,...

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desk

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 274 words.

The type of furniture most commonly associated with writing, the desk has a history dating back to ancient times. Of

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desk

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(USA).

The name given to the New York Federal Reserve Bank's trading operations; it is the operating arm of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). The desk carries out all ...

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desk

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

The type of furniture most commonly associated with writing, the desk has a history dating back to ancient times. Of the various forms that developed over the centuries, the common ...

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desk job

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

A job based at a desk, especially as opposed to one in active military service.

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desk research

Edited by Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 18 words.

A type of secondary research, literally done at a desk from secondary sources. See market research.

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desk research

Charles Doyle.

in A Dictionary of Marketing

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Marketing. 18 words.

A type of secondary research, literally done at a desk from secondary sources. See market research.

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desk job

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 17 words.

a job based at a desk, especially as opposed to one in active military service.

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