wainscoting


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wain·scot·ing

or wain·scot·ting  (wān′skə-tĭng, -skŏt′ĭng, -skō′tĭng)
n.
1. A wainscoted wall or walls; paneling.
2. Material, such as wood, used for wainscoting.

wain•scot•ing

(ˈweɪn skoʊ tɪŋ, -skɒt ɪŋ, -skə tɪŋ)

n.
1. paneling or woodwork with which rooms, hallways, etc., are wainscoted.
2. wainscots collectively.
Also, esp. Brit.,wain′scot•ting.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wainscoting - a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)wainscoting - a wainscoted wall (or wainscoted walls collectively)
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
2.wainscoting - wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a roomwainscoting - wooden panels that can be used to line the walls of a room
panel - sheet that forms a distinct (usually flat and rectangular) section or component of something
Translations

wainscot(t)ing

nTäfelung f

wainscoting

wainscotting [ˈweɪnskətɪŋ] nperlinatura
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It was, in its way, a very charming room, with its high panelled wainscoting of olive-stained oak, its cream-coloured frieze and ceiling of raised plasterwork, and its brickdust felt carpet strewn with silk, long-fringed Persian rugs.
Eight mahogany chairs stood in a row against the white wainscoting.
The afternoon sun was warm on the five workmen there, busy upon doors and window-frames and wainscoting.
It was with unspeakable emotion D'Artagnan recognized all the furniture of the chamber of the first story; the wainscoting, the tapestries, and even that geographical chart which Porthos had so fondly studied in his moments of leisure.
The young man felt that his fate was sealed: for the rest of his life he would go up every evening between the cast-iron railings of that greenish- yellow doorstep, and pass through a Pompeian vestibule into a hall with a wainscoting of varnished yellow wood.
There was a cupboard in the wainscoting and from this he took a family tree.
so significant in a woman like Montalais, was interrupted by a moderately loud noise heard by the speakers proceeding from the alcove behind the wainscoting.
Jim the Cab-horse found himself in possession of a large room with a green marble floor and carved marble wainscoting, which was so stately in its appearance that it would have awed anyone else.
A SILKEN-EARED Spaniel, who traced his descent from King Charles the Second of England, chanced to look into a mirror which was leaning against the wainscoting of a room on the ground floor of his mistress's house.
I wish you could see the wainscoting in that drawing-room, Joe
Most of the thirty or so little tables covered by red cloths with a white design stood ranged at right angles to the deep brown wainscoting of the underground hall.
The rooms on the two lower floors were imposing and spacious; with ceilings of great height, gilded wainscoting and various quaint little medallion pictures of shepherds and shepherdesses, and other fancies of the time of Madame de Sevigne.