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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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desk

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 28 words.

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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Partners’ desk

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Large pedestal desk at which two people may sit facing one another, each with a set of drawers.

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litany desk

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

In the C of E, a low movable desk at which the minister kneels to recite the Litany.

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hot-desking

Edmund Heery and Mike Noon.

in A Dictionary of Human Resource Management

P ublished online June 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Human Resource Management. 42 words.

is the sharing of workstations (desks) by employees. This is a more efficient use of office space when employees do

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Partners’ desk

Gordon Campbell.

in Grove Art Online

August 1996; p ublished online February 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 27 words.

Large pedestal desk at which two people may sit facing one another, each with a set of drawers.

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litany desk

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 20 words.

In the C of E, a low movable desk at which the minister kneels to recite the Litany.

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litany desk

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 20 words.

In the C of E, a low movable desk at which the minister kneels to recite the Litany.

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Partners’ desk

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 20 words.

Large pedestal desk at which two people may sit facing one another, each with a set of drawers.

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litany desk

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 43 words.

In the C of E, a low movable desk placed in the midst of the church, within or without the

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help desk

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A location where queries by phone, email, fax, personal callers, etc., are dealt with by people, usually assisted by computer software. Large commercial help desks operate almost entirely...

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