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Swivel chair   /swˈɪvəl tʃɛr/   Listen
Swivel chair

A chair that swivels on its base.

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"Swivel chair" Quotes from Famous Books

... file passed round the room, halting, sauntering, like grim visitors in a grim gallery. At a front desk a sleek young interne, tiptilted in a swivel chair, read a ...
— Every Soul Hath Its Song • Fannie Hurst

... anything back, Mrs. Dwyer, I can see that," said he. "And a very good trait it is." He leaned back in his swivel chair and looked at her through the glasses. "You are the person who discovered the body of Mr. Hume, ...
— Ashton-Kirk, Investigator • John T. McIntyre

... swung around in his swivel chair as a girl from the outer office entered with a card which ...
— Mixed Faces • Roy Norton

... soft leather-covered chair, and he took the swivel chair at his great flat-topped library desk. His manner was most cordial, but lurking beneath it Katherine sensed a certain constraint—due perhaps, to their old relationship—perhaps due to meeting a friend ...
— Counsel for the Defense • Leroy Scott

... swivel chair behind his desk, leaning his head on his hand. Ambrose was shocked by the change that three months' illness ...
— The Fur Bringers - A Story of the Canadian Northwest • Hulbert Footner

... through one of the doorways, calling out to something that is following him. I lean over to see if he has brought his favourite dog or domestic cat, when a little infant in modernised Dutch costume comes in waddling laughingly after her parent. Another Member turns round on his swivel chair as his page-boy runs up to him, shakes him heartily by the hand, tosses him on his foot and gives him a "ride-a-cock-horse." Oh, you English sticklers for etiquette! What would you say if Mr. Labouchere came ...
— The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2) • Harry Furniss

... distinct. While he spoke, he swung slowly back and forth in his leather swivel chair, his elbows resting on the arms, his pop eyes fixed vaguely upon the calendar on the opposite wall, winking at intervals when he paused, ...
— The Octopus • Frank Norris

... had called Wally Bupp, walked around behind the desk and took the swivel chair that the older man had just vacated. "I'll take the eight thousand now, Tex," he said, poking his chin ...
— Card Trick • Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett

... Rosa with him, let alone have that smooth, dissipated little bounder of a Sachs sit by and hear it all. I had to call a halt. I was making up my mind to leave the mud alone and not stir it up at all, when Mr. Hank, sitting asprawl in his swivel chair at his roll-top desk, his big chin and nose and moustache buried in his hand, and staring at me with his hard-boiled ...
— Aliens • William McFee

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