wainscotting with compartments rise to the sills of the windows, and is continued to the high pace.
The walls of the room have a 3-inch baseboard, but no wainscotting.
The inner seats for these were often part of the wainscotting, and in any case there would be no passage behind them.
Mr. Parsons in vain took down the wainscotting, to see whether some mischievous neighbour produced the sounds.
You may as well go down to the kitchen for a pail of hot water and begin with the wainscotting in the hall.'
They accordingly returned to the corridor, where they set to work once more to over-haul the wainscotting.
He pointed to a closet in a dark part of the room, nearly concealed by the wainscotting.
Above the wainscotting, the walls and ceiling are finished in plain plaster with walls painted mauve and the ceiling white.
Every panel of the wainscotting seemed as hollow as its fellow—each projection as firmly secured.
At the same time the wainscotting painted in 1580 with inscriptions and heraldry was cleared away and replaced with cement.
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.