Scrutoire Scru*toire", n. [OF. escritoire. See {Escritoire}.] A escritoire; a writing desk. [1913 Webster]

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  • scrutoire — /skrooh twahr /, n. See writing desk (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • scrutoire — scru·toire …   English syllables

  • scrutoire — (ˈ)skrü.|twär noun ( s) Etymology: modification of French escritoire : escritoire …   Useful english dictionary

  • Escritoire — Es cri*toire , n. [OF. escritoire, F. [ e]critoire, LL. scriptorium, fr. L. scriptorius belonging to writing, fr. sribere to write. See {Script}, and cf. {Scrutoire}.] A piece of furniture used as a writing table, commonly with drawers,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scribe — (skr[imac]b), n. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to write; cf. Gr. ska rifos a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), E. scarify. Cf. {Ascribe}, {Describe}, {Script}, {Scrivener}, {Scrutoire}.] 1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fall front desk — The fall front desk can be considered the cousin of the Secretary desk. Both have a main working surface or desktop which does double duty as a cover to seal up papers and other items located in small shelves or small drawers placed one on top of …   Wikipedia

  • Receptacle — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Receptacle >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 receptacle receptacle Sgm: N 1 inclosure inclosure &c. 232 Sgm: N 1 recipient recipient receiver reservatory GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 compartment compartment …   English dictionary for students

  • iitáísokohko'so'p — cupboard; synonyms (n) closet, cabinet, buffet, commode, compartment, cranny, cub, nook, pigeonhole, bin, breakfront, bunker, cellaret, clothespress, cubicle, davenport, depository, drawer, facility, highboy, loo, lowboy, niche, repository,… …   Blackfoot - English thesaurus dictionary

  • screutore — obs. form of scrutoire …   Useful english dictionary

  • scritoire — scritoire, scritore obs. ff. scrutoire …   Useful english dictionary

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