EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMODE
Again the old woman began to bustle about, and to open the drawers of her commode.
The imperial N may be seen on the corners of the console tables and on the commode.
They visited my room, and searched my commode and my trunks.
In a drawer of this commode yellow soap and a comb and brush.
The commode is decorated with gilt ornaments worth a thousand pistoles.
We can see her commode, her top-not, and her fontage, for she wears no rayonné.
She caught sight of herself in an old mirror, which stood upon a commode.
He climbed upon the commode, put his eye to the crevice, and looked.
He descended from the commode as softly as possible, taking care not to make the least noise.
The commode was her especial pride; it was so dignified and stately.
1786, "chest of drawers," earlier (1680s) name of a type of fashionable ladies' headdress, from French commode, noun use of adjective meaning "convenient, suitable," from Latin commodus "proper, fit, appropriate, convenient, satisfactory," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + modus "measure, manner" (see mode (n.1)). Meaning "chair housing a chamber pot" first attested 1851 from notion of "convenience."