EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STOOL

Gracie, shielded by the distance, turned on her stool and studied him.

His head dropped back on his chair; he propped his sagging legs on a stool.

In the kitchen their mother sat on a stool, and peeled potatoes.

And, casting the pen down, he turned his stool round impatiently.

And he sprang from his stool, as their teacher entered the schoolroom door.

On a stool was the unfinished model of Fecundity swathed in wet cloths.

She was sitting on a stool waiting for him, and when he entered she rose.

Lorilleux, seized with a fit of coughing, almost doubled up on his stool.

Against this the pirate was outlined as he sat on his stool.

Roma had returned to the stool, and was resting her elbows on her knees and gazing into the fire.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English stol "seat for one person," from Proto-Germanic *stolaz (cf. Old Frisian stol, Old Norse stoll, Old High German stuol, German Stuhl "seat," Gothic stols "high seat, throne"), from PIE *sta-lo-, locative of root *sta- "to stand" (cf. Lithuanian pa-stolas "stand," Old Church Slavonic stolu "stool;" see stet).

Originally used of thrones (cf. cynestol "royal seat, throne"); change of meaning began with adoption of chair from French, which relegated stool to small seats without arms or backs, then "privy" (early 15c.) and thence to "bowel movement" (1530s).

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nounhousehold property
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