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Wainscot

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Pronunciation : Wain"scot
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OD. waeghe-schot, D. wagen-schot, a clapboard, fr. OD. waeg, weeg, a wall (akin to AS. wah; cf. Icel. veggr) + schot a covering of boards (akin to E. shot, shoot).]
Definition : 1. Oaken timber or boarding. [Obs.] A wedge wainscot is fittest and most proper for cleaving of an oaken tree. Urquhart. Inclosed in a chest of wainscot. J. Dart.

2. (Arch.)

Defn: A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of apartments, usually made in panels.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Wain"scot
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork; as, to wainscot a hall. Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than hanged. Bacon. The other is wainscoted with looking-glass. Addison.

t. [imp. & p. p. Wainscoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Wainscoting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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