Origin of joint stool
Examples from the Web for joint stool
During that term he was to be the property of his master, and as much a commodity of bargain and sale as an ox, or a joint-stool.The Scarlet Letter|Nathaniel Hawthorne
The officious housewife fetched a joint-stool, first clearing it from dust, whilst her husband added a billet to the heap.
A man of business never wants a counter if he can meet with a joint-stool.Cecilia, Volume 2 (of 3)|Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)
I shouldn't have had a joint-stool to sit down on, if it hadn't been for that.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu