The third leg of the stool gets far less media attention than the other two.
According to Somers, we should all be taking personalized bioidentical hormones based on our stool samples instead.
I try to catch the eye of this third boy, but he plops down onto a stool and avoids my gaze.
He noticed her in the crowd while he was sitting on his stool between rounds.
Long wisps fall across her forehead as she sits very straight on her stool, her narrow shoulder blades drawn back elegantly.
Betty got down from her stool and stood looking at him in astonishment.
Sophia was sure that any one else would have jumped off the stool as she did.
When the curtain is raised Steen is sitting disconsolately on the stool near the fire.
Tom opened the door quietly and sat down on a stool in the rear.
This was inconvenient; and his mother made him draw back his stool a good way.
Old English stol "seat for one person," from Proto-Germanic *stolaz (cf. Old Frisian stol, Old Norse stoll, Old High German stuol, German Stuhl "seat," Gothic stols "high seat, throne"), from PIE *sta-lo-, locative of root *sta- "to stand" (cf. Lithuanian pa-stolas "stand," Old Church Slavonic stolu "stool;" see stet).
Originally used of thrones (cf. cynestol "royal seat, throne"); change of meaning began with adoption of chair from French, which relegated stool to small seats without arms or backs, then "privy" (early 15c.) and thence to "bowel movement" (1530s).
A discharging of the bowels.
Evacuated fecal matter.
(also stoolie) A police informer; stool pigeon: He's nothing but a cop's stool (Underworld 1906+, variant 1924+)
: to make me stool on a friend (1911+)
[back formation fr stool pigeon]