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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
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Stool

The flat piece upon which a window closes, corresponding to the sill of a door.
Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture Copyright © 2012, 2002, 1998 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

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.
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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. Then he underwent a relapse, and becoming powerless again, rested his chin upon his hand, and opened his eyes so wide, that it appeared quite out of the question that he could ever close them any more.
She did so, mechanically, while he seated himself on the stool.
The spectral forms of the lost pack were all about him as he sang and ran in open-eyed dream; the violinist paused in surprise; the men poked the monkey leader of the monkey orchestra and whirled him about wildly raging on his revolving stool; and Johnny laughed.
Sometimes their feet failed them, and they sank together in a heap; they were then propped up with the monitors' high stools.
The abbe began like you, and in three days you will be like him, mad enough to tie up; but, fortunately, there are dungeons here." Dantes whirled the stool round his head.
"Do you not think you are just a wee bit capricious, fitful, Tess?" he said, good-humouredly, as he spread a cushion for her on the stool, and seated himself in the settle beside her.
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."
"Ye have five stools, and of the sweetest workman- ship at that, albeit your family is but three," said the wheelwright, with deep respect.
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. A Never tree tried hard to grow in the centre of the room, but every morning they sawed the trunk through, level with the floor.