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joint stool

a low wood stool having turned legs with all parts joined by a mortise joint.
Origin of joint stool
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The officious housewife fetched a joint-stool, first clearing it from dust, whilst her husband added a billet to the heap.

  • A man of business never wants a counter if he can meet with a joint-stool.

    Cecilia, Volume 2 (of 3) Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
  • During that term he was to be the property of his master, and as much a commodity of bargain and sale as an ox, or a joint-stool.

    The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Sir Oliver groped his way to a joint-stool, and sat down upon it, sick and white.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • I shouldn't have had a joint-stool to sit down on, if it hadn't been for that.

    Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

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