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  • v. Present participle of veneer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or art of one who veneers.
  • n. Thin wood or other material used as a veneer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The art or process of laying on veneers.
  • n. Same as veneer, in senses 1-3.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of applying veneer
  • n. coating consisting of a thin layer of superior wood glued to a base of inferior wood


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  • And on this trip of ours, when not otherwise engaged, he was quite as busy with his fingers as ever: unraveling old Cape Horn hose, for yarn wherewith to darn our woolen frocks; with great patches from the skirts of a condemned reefing jacket, panneling the seats of our "ducks;" in short, veneering our broken garments with all manner of choice old broadcloths.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2)

  • Oracle; and had fulfilled their promise with a munificence outrunning the letter of their professions, particularly with regard to the quality of marble used in facing or "veneering" the front elevation.

    Memorials and Other Papers — Complete

  • The chest and its contents are effectively brought to life by a video of Phyfe's workshop techniques, including veneering, carving and gilding.

    Furniture for a Young Nation

  • A notably restrained tilt-top center table is a masterpiece of veneering, the exquisite flame-grained figuration of the circular top achieved with a "book-matched" series of wedge-shaped veneer sections meticulously sliced from a single root crotch of a mahogany tree.

    Furniture for a Young Nation

  • Sweat drips from my forehead, fogging the scope, veneering the sparse mustache tracing my lip.

    The Hunter

  • Keith's principal leg man, working at home, also spent nearly two weeks veneering the trio of outwardly curved klismos legs stabilized by a circular stretcher.

    Against the grain: Keith Fritz left the path to the priesthood to create divine furniture

  • I had thought at least it would be caked on the outside of it like a kind of veneering.


  • "In fact," he said, "we didn't use the entire log to produce the necessary veneer for Tully Hall, and will use the remaining wood for another veneering project."

    Alice Tully's Pleasing Makeover

  • Sculptor Tania Kovats's winning proposal is a cross-section of an entire 200-year-old oak tree cut lengthways -- including the roots, trunk and branches -- and inserted into the ceiling of the mezzanine gallery, using a process similar to veneering.

    Evolution Takes Root in Art

  • The English poets have at their worst some thin veneering of personal emotion; with Whitman there seems to be no gleam of anything personal, much less of that simple, generous impulse which makes almost every young man throw some halo of ideal charm about the object of his adoration.

    From Whitman to Wilde: A Cultural Perspective on Individualism at the Fin de Si�cle


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