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stool


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stool  \Stool\,  n.  [L.  stolo.  See  {Stolon}.]  (Hort.) 
  A  plant  from  which  layers  are  propagated  by  bending  its 
  branches  into  the  soil.  --P.  Henderson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stool  \Stool\,  v.  i.  (Agric.) 
  To  ramfy;  to  tiller,  as  grain;  to  shoot  out  suckers.  --R.  D. 
  Blackmore 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Stool  \Stool\,  n.  [AS.  st[=o]l  a  seat;  akin  to  OFries  &  OS 
  st[=o]l,  D.  stoel,  G.  stuhl,  OHG.  stuol,  Icel.  st[=o]ll,  Sw 
  &  Dan.  stol,  Goth.  st[=o]ls,  Lith.  stalas  a  table,  Russ. 
  stol';  from  the  root  of  E.  stand  [root]163.  See  {Stand},  and 
  cf  {Fauteuil}.] 
  1.  A  single  seat  with  three  or  four  legs  and  without  a  back 
  made  in  various  forms  for  various  uses. 
 
  2.  A  seat  used  in  evacuating  the  bowels;  hence  an 
  evacuation;  a  discharge  from  the  bowels. 
 
  3.  A  stool  pigeon,  or  decoy  bird.  [U.  S.] 
 
  4.  (Naut.)  A  small  channel  on  the  side  of  a  vessel,  for  the 
  dead-eyes  of  the  backstays.  --Totten. 
 
  5.  A  bishop's  seat  or  see  a  bishop-stool.  --J.  P.  Peters. 
 
  6.  A  bench  or  form  for  resting  the  feet  or  the  knees;  a 
  footstool;  as  a  kneeling  stool. 
 
  7.  Material,  such  as  oyster  shells,  spread  on  the  sea  bottom 
  for  oyster  spat  to  adhere  to  [Local,  U.S.] 
 
  {Stool  of  a  window},  or  {Window  stool}  (Arch.),  the  flat 
  piece  upon  which  the  window  shuts  down  and  which 
  corresponds  to  the  sill  of  a  door;  in  the  United  States, 
  the  narrow  shelf  fitted  on  the  inside  against  the  actual 
  sill  upon  which  the  sash  descends.  This  is  called  a  window 
  seat  when  broad  and  low  enough  to  be  used  as  a  seat. 
 
  {Stool  of  repentance},  the  cuttystool.  [Scot.] 
 
  {Stool  pigeon},  a  pigeon  used  as  a  decoy  to  draw  others 
  within  a  net;  hence  a  person  used  as  a  decoy  for  others 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  stool 
  n  1:  a  simple  seat  without  a  back  or  arms 
  2:  solid  excretory  product  evacuated  from  the  bowels  [syn:  {fecal 
  matter},  {faecal  matter},  {feces},  {faeces},  {BM},  {ordure}, 
  {dejection}] 
  3:  a  plumbing  fixture  for  defecation  and  urination  [syn:  {toilet}, 
  {can},  {commode},  {crapper},  {pot},  {potty},  {throne}] 
  v  1:  lure  with  a  stool,  as  of  wild  fowl 
  2:  react  to  a  decoy,  of  wildfowl 
  3:  grow  shoots  in  the  form  of  stools  or  tillers  [syn:  {tiller}] 




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