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wainscot

[′wānz·kət]
(building construction)
A decorative or protective panel installed over the lower portion of an interior partition or wall.

Wainscot

A protective or decorative facing applied to the lower portion of an interior partition or wall, such as wood paneling or other facing material.

wainscot

A decorative or protective facing, such as wood paneling, that is applied to the lower portion of an interior partition or wall. Also see falling wainscot.
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At stake are such elements of the building as its two Depression-era murals painted by Portland artist Carl Morris, its terrazzo floors and its black-and-white marble wainscotting.
These borders are available in a variety of widths that can be used for dados, friezes and wainscotting.
This classic five-story row-house contains six spacious, high-ceilinged units, many of which still have their original paneling, wainscotting, mahogany pocket doors, molded plaster ceilings, and crown moldings.
They instead wanted to use the trees in homes: for wainscotting, paneling, clapboards, furniture and other wooden products of the day, Clark related.
Inside the post office lobby, Carter noted the terrazzo floors, black and white marble wainscotting on the walls and a decorative coved plaster ceiling.