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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Three-Decker (A).
The pulpit, reading-desk, and clerk’s desk arranged in a church, towering one above the other. Now an obsolete arrangement.   1
        “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.

 Three Bishoprics (The).Three Chapters (The). 

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