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  • noun Plural form of dado.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dado.


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  • Where there are a number of dadoes to be cut of the same depth, it is wise not to finish them one at a time, but to carry on the cutting of all together, lowering the cutter after each round.

    Handwork in Wood

  • But very few of them have any noticeable quantity behind their dadoes.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 152, May 9, 1917

  • The _router-plane_, Figs. 121 and 122, is used to lower a certain part of a surface and yet keep it parallel with the surrounding part, and it is particularly useful in cutting panels, dadoes, and grooves.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In this way all the dadoes will be finished at exactly the same depth.

    Handwork in Wood

  • In these rooms there should be panels above the dadoes, worked in black, and polished, with yellow ochre or vermilion blocks interposed between them.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • After fitting these, lay out and cut the dadoes for the back of the drawer.

    Handwork in Wood

  • But it boasted green marble dadoes, Corinthian columns of cast iron painted gold, and garlands of gilded fruit on the walls; the pineapples particularly, thought Guy Francon, had stood the test of years very well.

    The Fountainhead

  • They are whitewashed, and frescoed with vivid dadoes.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • We admire the odd-shaped, hand-made jars, quaint pots of iron and brass, bizarre needlework, and vari-coloured dadoes.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • The interiors of the houses are plastered and whitewashed, and decorated with dadoes of brown and yellow.

    Janey Canuck in the West


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