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Note whether the drawer has dovetails, and whether they are machine-cut dovetails or hand-cut. This is usually a sign that the piece is indeed antique—and high-quality at that, since rear dovetails are very uncommon even in antiques.

Drawers (and backs) are also usually one of the cheapest components in furniture. Most modern pieces—even high-quality reproductions that look very genuine on the outside—use plywood in drawer construction.

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Trench Rum and Tobacco I have heard a great deal regarding the use of “rum” and tobacco in the trenches, so I wish to say a word about the same. ) published that the rum nearly won the War for Germany.

Students spend an average of six hours a day at school, with most of those hours spent behind a school desk.

A secretary desk or escritoire is made of a base of wide drawers topped by a desk with a hinged desktop surface, which is in turn topped by a bookcase usually closed with a pair of doors, often made of glass.

The whole is usually a single, tall and heavy piece of furniture.

The first is a draft of a letter to a periodical (possibly the old Leamington Post and News) protesting that no true veteran of the trenches could possibly bemoan the free issue of rum and tobacco products given to soldiers on the Front.

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