All its defects, old or new--the patches in the panelling, the darkness of the passages--stood out.
What grace and charm in the panelling—what dignity in the proportions!
However, I discovered it—by careful and patient investigation of the panelling in the chamber I have mentioned.
There were, I am sure, recesses behind the panelling in that room.
The panelling soon began to splinter under these drastic measures.
I think we're lucky to have such an interesting stretch of panelling in the room.
In this huge room there are some splendid Van Dycks, and the panelling is entirely of cedar in its natural colour.
I came to the conclusion that a rat must have died recently behind the panelling.
There is no triforium, its place being occupied with panelling.
But the panelling was pleasant, and the airy view up the river delightful.
early 14c., from Old French panel "piece of cloth, piece, saddle cushion" (Modern French panneau), from Vulgar Latin *pannellus, diminutive of Latin pannus "piece of cloth" (see pane). Anglo-French legalese sense of "piece of parchment (cloth) listing jurors" led by late 14c. to meaning "jury." General sense of "persons called on to advise, judge, discuss," etc. is from 1570s. Sense of "distinct part of surface of a wall, door, etc." is first recorded c.1600.