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Three-Decker (A)


The pulpit, reading-desk, and clerk’s desk arranged in a church, towering one above the other. Now an obsolete arrangement.

“In the midst of the church stands … the offensive structure of pulpit, reading-desk, and clerk’s desk: In fact, a regular old three-decker in full sail westward.”—The Christian Remembrancer, July, 1852, p. 92.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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