Definitions

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  • noun A form of decorative carving in wood panelling that imitates folded linen

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Examples

  • His glance took in the opulence and serenity of the entrance hall, with its painted Adam ceiling and linenfold paneling.

    Sick Cycle Carousel

  • Then after a bit of discussion and haggling, the unscrupulous collector would order the piece of furniture or porcelain or silver or whatever it was (even, on memorable occasions, the Adam staircase and some fine linenfold paneling), and Mr. Purvis would go to his other clients, the ones with the vans and the friends, and commission them to do the deed.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • His chamber was a big room with two tall windows, the walls of dark linenfold paneling.

    The Virgin's Lover

  • His chamber was a big room with two tall windows, the walls of dark linenfold paneling.

    The Virgin's Lover

  • She flung a last hurt look over her shoulder as Antryg yanked open the section of dark linenfold paneling near the head of the bed.

    The Silicon Mage

  • He forced himself to look at the linenfold panelling on the walls, to examine the catch on the windows, to stare with intent interest at the Thames rolling by, its surface covered with small boats and its banks lined with people fishing.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The walls were panelled in old oak linenfold which, given the age and nature of the building, was quite probably priceless, but otherwise the fittings were stark and institutional.

    Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

  • He forced himself to look at the linenfold panelling on the walls, to examine the catch on the windows, to stare with intent interest at the Thames rolling by, its surface covered with small boats and its banks lined with people fishing.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • Salteris, dark robe billowing about his thin limbs, led them unerringly to it, across an unused state chamber with its ancient linenfold and gilded coffer and up the stairs to the attic; Joanna followed in a susurrus of silk taffeta.

    The Silent Tower

  • His study, with its old fashioned linenfold paneling and coffered ceiling, looked north; through the tall windows, Caris could see in the distance against the milky twilight sky the first tall outliers of the Devil's Road itself, crowning the bare top of the hill -- standing-stones, such as had guarded the way from Kymil to the Silent Tower long before either city or Tower had been built.

    The Silent Tower

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  • "...the walls clothed in the barest linenfold oak: no pictures. 'What happens here?'

    'This is where we deal with the manor's legal proceedings, court baron, court leet, and so on...'"

    --P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 25–26

    March 19, 2008