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reading chair

noun
1.
a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on facing the back.
Origin of reading chair
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Shandor flipped the switch, and settled back in the reading chair.

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