veneer


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veneer \Ve*neer"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veneered; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Veneering.] [G. furnieren, fourniren, fr. F. fournir to
   furnish. See Furnish.]
   To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other
   material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a
   piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively.
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         As a rogue in grain
         Veneered with sanctimonious theory.      --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Veneer \Ve*neer"\, n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See Veneer,
   v. t.]
   A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material
   for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf
   of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show;
   gloss; false pretense.
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   Veneer moth (Zool.), any moth of the genus Chilo; -- so
      called because the mottled colors resemble those of
      veneering.
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