The young man rose and walked to the wainscot and back again.
In the wainscot of the room a deathwatch ticked its doleful omen.
The wrench upon it had already pulled the bodkin from the wainscot.
Then opening a door in the wainscot near the fireplace he flung it in.
The framing of the front and ends of these sideboards is in detail exactly like the ordinary Jacobean wall panelling or wainscot.
And with a crayon he made drawings on the wainscot of the room.
The wainscot here, in one place, is scored all over with their pencil-marks.
The carpet was of a biscuit colour and covered the room flush to the wainscot.
Feasting his eyes on the beautiful out-doors does not prevent his attention to the slightest noise in the wainscot.
If open, I walked round and round the room, brushing the wainscot with my tail.
mid-14c., "imported oak of superior quality," probably from Middle Dutch or Middle Flemish waghenscote "superior quality oak wood, board used for paneling" (though neither of these is attested as early as the English word), related to Middle Low German wagenschot (late 14c.), from waghen (see wagon) + scote "partition, crossbar." So called perhaps because the wood originally was used for wagon building and coachwork. Meaning "panels lining the walls of rooms" is recorded from 1540s. Wainscoting is from 1570s.