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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of dado.


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  • The only traces he could find of his previous life here were a few of the paperbacks now ensconced on nicely dadoed pine shelves between the kitchen and living area, mixed in with a bunch of beachy page-turners: Elmore Leonard, Michael Crichton, Kurt Vonnegut.

    Again to Carthage

  • For Dolly, growing anxious about his meaning, yet ready to think about another proposal, was desirous to sit down on the sweet ledge of grass, yet uneasy about her pale blue sarsenet, and uncertain that she had not seen something of a little sea-snail (living in a yellow house, dadoed with red), whom to crush would be a cruel act to her dainty fabric.


  • The room itself, elegantly coved and dadoed, was a sophisticated mix of purples and contrasting shades, mainly ochres and whites, against which the King made a different kind of contrast, dressed today not in his Roman wear but local garments in a whole fruit basket of berry dyes.

    A Body In The Bath House

  • To lay out a dado joint: After carefully dressing up both pieces to be joined, locate accurately with a knife point, on the member to be dadoed, called X, one side of the dado, and square across the piece with a try-square and knife.

    Handwork in Wood

  • To make this joint, first lay out the dovetail on the member to be inserted, called Y, thus: Across one end square a line (A B, No. 28), at the depth to which this member is to be dadoed in.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The back is dadoed into the sides, with either a straight dado, Fig. 266, No. 25, p. 179, or dovetail dado, Fig. 266, No. 28, and rests on the bottom.

    Handwork in Wood

  • This has a good appearance if the sides are mitered and ledged but not if the sides are butted or dadoed, because then the groove for the top shows.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In all these cases, the constructed panels may be treated as separate boards and joined together with dowel pins or splines or dadoed together without any other framework, tho the corners are often reinforced by cleats or blocks glued into them.

    Handwork in Wood

  • The best machine-made drawers are now made with the bottom paneled or dadoed in all around so that papers cannot slip out.

    Handwork in Wood

  • It is practicable, if a rabbet or mitered joint is used in the sides, but if the side pieces are butted or dadoed, the rabbet for the bottom shows.

    Handwork in Wood


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