wainscot


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wainscot \Wain"scot\, n. [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).]
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   1. Oaken timber or boarding. [Obs.]
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            A wedge wainscot is fittest and most proper for
            cleaving of an oaken tree.            --Urquhart.
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            Inclosed in a chest of wainscot.      --J. Dart.
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   2. (Arch.) A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of
      apartments, usually made in panels.
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   3. (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of European moths of
      the family Leucanidae.
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   Note: They are reddish or yellowish, streaked or lined with
         black and white. Their larvae feed on grasses and
         sedges.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wainscot \Wain"scot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wainscoted; p. pr. &
   vb. n. Wainscoting.]
   To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork;
   as, to wainscot a hall.
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         Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than
         hanged.                                  --Bacon.
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         The other is wainscoted with looking-glass. --Addison.
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