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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. [1913 Webster]