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  • adj. Having a wainscot.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of wainscot.


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  • Mr. Ives Pontifell was referring to the new stand-alone Thornwillow at the St. Regis shop, a wainscotted drawing room showcasing the company's engraved wares and leather-bound books.

    9 Fantastic Hotel Boutiques

  • Tartar Frigate under weigh, was on the plates; outlandish shells, seaweeds, and mosses, decorated the chimney – piece; the little wainscotted back parlour was lighted by a sky – light, like a cabin.

    Dombey and Son

  • Apparition, the chamber wainscotted with dark oak pannells, the recollection which it brought with it of the murdered Elvira, and his incertitude respecting the nature of the drops given by him to

    The Monk

  • I should be glad to know, what offence it would give to tender consciences, if the house of God was made more comfortable, or less dangerous to the health of valetudinarians; and whether it would not be an encouragement to piety, as well as the salvation of many lives, if the place of worship was well floored, wainscotted, warmed, and ventilated, and its area kept sacred from the pollution of the dead.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • He started up and listened; it came from the apartment of Colonel Talbot, which was divided from his own by a wainscotted partition, with a door of communication.


  • With much ceremony, and still more real kindness, the Baron, without stopping in any intermediate apartment, conducted his guest through several into the great dining parlour, wainscotted with black oak, and hung round with the pictures of his ancestry, where a table was set forth in form for six persons, and an old - fashioned beaufet displayed all the ancient and massive plate of the Bradwardine family.


  • Finally I surveyed the wainscotted walls hung with tapestry.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • Village taverns are for the most part rather dark, and you hardly ever see on their wainscotted walls any of the glaring cheap prints which few huts are without.

    A Sportsman's Sketches

  • As one enters, to the left is a wainscotted room with Queen Ann furniture where the gentlemen ate.

    John Paul Jones

  • It had the appearance of a dwelling-house, two hundred years old or so, such as one sometimes sees in ancient country towns; the ceilings of the small rooms were low, and had heavy beams running across them; the walls were wainscotted breast high; the staircase was shallow, broad, and dark, taking up much space in the centre of the house.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte


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