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Daemon
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escritoire

(noun) A writing table; a desk.

Synonyms: secretaire, writing table, secretary

Usage: In the large shining mahogany escritoire Mr. Osborne had a drawer especially devoted to his son's affairs and papers.
Jim Cape
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Who living today uses that word? If they did use it, the next question is, why? Escritoire belongs in the dead vocabulary list!
thar
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 7:39:12 AM

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Anyone who wants to accurately describe their piece of furniture ( and sell it for more money) :)

It's not dead, just niche.


Google image search a writing desk:




And an escritoire.



That is the precision you gain from having words from two languages for everything!
monamagda
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Literally Literate
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Escritoire: No derivative of this word was posted. It appears to be Romanic. I would guess French; certainly not of English origin, nor is secretaire. However "escritoire" was not corrected by spellcheck but "secretaire was". I suppose I will go to the Dictionary to find the origin and derivatives. That's my 2 cents Eh?
Irma Crespo
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Noun 1. escritoire - a desk used for writingescritoire - a desk used for writing
secretaire, writing table, secretary
desk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
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