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reading chair

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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I threw myself in my reading-chair, and gazed around me with pleasure.

  • Ada had turned so pale that he made her sit down in his reading-chair and sat beside her.

    Bleak House Charles Dickens
  • In one corner was the reading-chair in which Mr. Burnett used to sit.

    Vain Fortune George Moore

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