stool


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stool

1. a rootstock or base of a plant, usually a woody plant, from which shoots, etc., are produced
2. a cluster of shoots growing from such a base
3. Chiefly US a decoy used in hunting
4. waste matter evacuated from the bowels
5. (in W Africa, esp Ghana) a chief's throne

Stool

The flat piece upon which a window closes, corresponding to the sill of a door.

packing piece, stool

A block which is used to raise one or more members above others.

stool

1. The flat piece upon which a window shuts down, corresponding to the sill of a door.
2. A narrow shelf fitted across the lower part of the inside of a window opening; butts against the sill.
4. Same as packing piece.
5. A framed support.
References in classic literature ?
Why, we'll buy another stool, sir,' returned Brass.
Mr Swiveller pulled off his coat, and folded it up with great elaboration, staring at Miss Sally all the time; then put on a blue jacket with a double row of gilt buttons, which he had originally ordered for aquatic expeditions, but had brought with him that morning for office purposes; and, still keeping his eye upon her, suffered himself to drop down silently upon Mr Brass's stool.
She did so, mechanically, while he seated himself on the stool.
Ye have five stools, and of the sweetest workman- ship at that, albeit your family is but three," said the wheelwright, with deep respect.
Sometimes their feet failed them, and they sank together in a heap; they were then propped up with the monitors' high stools.
Very well," returned Dantes, dropping the stool and sitting on it as if he were in reality mad.
To calm herself the more completely she rose from her little stool and left the room, overturning the stool with her skirts as she went.
Having thus given his parent God speed, young Jerry seated himself on the stool, entered on his reversionary interest in the straw his father had been chewing, and cogitated.
It consisted of one large room, as all houses should do, with a floor in which you could dig [for worms] if you wanted to go fishing, and in this floor grew stout mushrooms of a charming colour, which were used as stools.
She rose uncertainly, touched his hair with her hand, then sank back upon her stool.
There was a scuttling in the corners as the seconds cleared out through the ropes, taking with them the stools and buckets.
Your stool limps like one of Martial's distiches; it has one hexameter leg and one pentameter leg.