wainscot

[ weyn-skuh t, -skot, -skoht ]SEE DEFINITION OF wainscot
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Wet the wainscot all over with a brush dipped in the mixture, and when dry, rub it bright: this will give it a fine gloss.

If he should come to wed my daughter after pinning me to the wainscot of my own hall may I be for ever damned.

The wrench upon it had already pulled the bodkin from the wainscot.

Then opening a door in the wainscot near the fireplace he flung it in.

And with a crayon he made drawings on the wainscot of the room.

The carpet was of a biscuit colour and covered the room flush to the wainscot.

If open, I walked round and round the room, brushing the wainscot with my tail.

She remained standing, leaning with her shoulder against the wainscot.

In the wainscot of the room a deathwatch ticked its doleful omen.

When my grandfather died I had the wainscot door cemented in.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "imported oak of superior quality," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish waghenscote "superior quality oak wood, board used for paneling" (though neither of these is attested as early as the English word), related to Middle Low German wagenschot (late 14c.), from waghen (see wagon) + scote "partition, crossbar." So called perhaps because the wood originally was used for wagon building and coachwork. Meaning "panels lining the walls of rooms" is recorded from 1540s. Wainscoting is from 1570s.

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