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wainscot

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
 : 
wain=scot

CIDE DICTIONARY

wainscotn. [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).].
  •  Oaken timber or boarding.  [1913 Webster]
    "A wedge wainscot is fittest and most proper for cleaving of an oaken tree."  [1913 Webster]
    "Inclosed in a chest of wainscot."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wooden lining or boarding of the walls of apartments, usually made in panels.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any one of numerous species of European moths of the family Leucanidæ.  [1913 Webster]
    " They are reddish or yellowish, streaked or lined with black and white. Their larvæ feed on grasses and sedges."  [1913 Webster]
wainscotv. t. 
     To line with boards or panelwork, or as if with panelwork; as, to wainscot a hall.  [1913 Webster]
    "Music soundeth better in chambers wainscoted than hanged."  [1913 Webster]
    "The other is wainscoted with looking-glass."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

wainscot, n. & v.
--n.
1 boarding or wooden panelling on the lower part of a room-wall.
2 Brit. hist. imported oak of fine quality.
--v.tr. (wainscoted, wainscoting) line with wainscot.

Etymology
ME f. MLG wagenschot, app. f. wagen WAGON + schot of uncert. meaning

THESAURUS

wainscot

base, baseboard, basement, bush, bushing, ceil, chassis, dado, doubling, doublure, face, facing, feather, fill, filler, filling, foot, footing, foundation, frame, fur, inlay, inlayer, insole, interline, interlineation, keel, line, liner, lining, load, mopboard, nadir, pack, packing, pad, padding, shoemold, sole, stuff, stuffing, toe, wad, wadding

ROGET THESAURUS

wainscot

Base

N base, basement, plinth, dado, wainscot, baseboard, mopboard, bedrock, hardpan, foundation, substructure, substratum, ground, earth, pavement, floor, paving, flag, carped, ground floor, deck, footing, ground work, basis, hold, bilge, bottom, nadir, foot, sole, toe, hoof, keel, root, centerboard, bottom, undermost, nethermost, fundamental, founded on, based on, grounded on, built on.

Lining

N lining, inner coating, coating, stalactite, stalagmite, filling, stuffing, wadding, padding, wainscot, parietes, wall, lined.


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