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writing desk

  
     ( writing desks    plural  ) A writing desk is a piece of furniture with drawers, an area for keeping writing materials, and a surface on which you can rest your paper while writing.      n-count  
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writing     ( writings    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Writing is something that has been written or printed.  
`It's from a notebook,' the sheriff said, `And there's writing on it.'..., If you have a complaint about your holiday, please inform us in writing.     
2       n-uncount   You can refer to any piece of written work as writing, especially when you are considering the style of language used in it.  
The writing is brutally tough and savagely humorous..., It was such a brilliant piece of writing.     
3       n-uncount   Writing is the activity of writing, especially of writing books for money.  
She had begun to be a little bored with novel writing., ...activities to help prepare children for writing.     
4       n-uncount   Your writing is the way that you write with a pen or pencil, which can usually be recognized as belonging to you.  
usu poss N   (=handwriting)  
It was a little difficult to read your writing..., I think it's due to being left handed that he's got terrible writing.     
5       n-plural   An author's writings are all the things that he or she has written, especially on a particular subject.  
usu with poss  
Althusser's writings are focused mainly on France..., The pieces he is reading are adapted from the writings of Michael Frayn.     
6    If you say that the writing is on the wall, you mean that there are clear signs that a situation is going to become very difficult or unpleasant.  
the writing is on the wall      phrase   V inflects  
The writing is clearly on the wall. If we do nothing about it, we shall only have ourselves to blame.     


guided writing     
In language teaching, when students do guided writing activities, they are given an outline in words or pictures to help them write.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...some guided writing tasks.     
writing desk        ( writing desks    plural  ) A writing desk is a piece of furniture with drawers, an area for keeping writing materials, and a surface on which you can rest your paper while writing.      n-count  
writing paper        ( writing papers    plural  ) Writing paper is paper for writing letters on. It is usually of good, smooth quality.      n-mass  

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writing

  
1    calligraphy, chirography, hand, handwriting, penmanship, print, scrawl, scribble, script  
2    book, composition, document, letter, opus, publication, title, work  
3    belles-lettres, letters, literature  

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A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
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