For example, “If you're standing, it's the direction you should look to check out the wainscoting.”
A few prints on the wall and a wainscoting of books showed the owner's tastes.
My father brought the wainscoting from an old English country-house in Dorsetshire.
Bronston had leaned across the foot of his bed and from a wall pocket low down against the wainscoting had extracted something.
The doors were of mahogany as was likewise the wainscoting of the staircases.
The timber of the Service-tree is useful for the joiner, and it has occasionally been used for wainscoting rooms.
Has the wainscoting been examined lately, in the room you have put me in?
The dark woodwork of the old English wainscoting glowed with the crimson flaming of logs in the wide fireplace.
It is the background for the furniture, and should be deeper than the dado or wainscoting.
Well, about a fortnight ago, my poor Jacques had the misfortune to put his wrist out of joint, in carrying a wainscoting.
mid-14c., "imported oak of superior quality," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish waghenscote "superior quality oak wood, board used for paneling" (though neither of these is attested as early as the English word), related to Middle Low German wagenschot (late 14c.), from waghen (see wagon) + scote "partition, crossbar." So called perhaps because the wood originally was used for wagon building and coachwork. Meaning "panels lining the walls of rooms" is recorded from 1540s. Wainscoting is from 1570s.