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wainscot    
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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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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