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.
   [1913 Webster]

         As a rogue in grain
         Veneered with sanctimonious theory.      --Tennyson.
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