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ducking stool
piano stool
▪ Perched uncomfortably on the high stool, he pressed his ankles together to prevent any movement of his dangling legs.
▪ Fourth Aunt, perched on a high stool in front of Jinju, coughed.
▪ The most precious specimen of all, and-the oldest, sat on a high stool.
▪ I had slumped down on a high, three-legged stool in back of the metal washtub.
▪ He said he'd expire if he had to sit on that high stool much longer.
▪ I sat on the divan and he on his high stool by the bench.
▪ She'd stripped to her stockings and garter belt, and carried a high stool centre stage.
▪ Fewer data are available in the case of liquid stool incontinence.
▪ The quarters became rank with liquid stool and vomit.
▪ We elected to study only patients with disabling liquid stool incontinence and urgency where conventional medical treatment had already failed.
▪ Sometimes parents had stopped the laxative because the stool withholding manoeuvres or screaming did not stop as soon as loose stools were induced.
▪ Warning: Consumers over the age of 16 are likely to experience severe indigestion, heartburn, regret and loose stools.
▪ Signs of food intolerance to look out for include skin rashes and loose watery stools.
▪ Warning: Eaten in sufficient amounts, this product ensures bad breath, probable indigestion and pungent, loose stools.
▪ It needs time to regain its normal elasticity and reduce in size so a period of loose stools is often desirable.
▪ Parents may interpret this as very loose stools.
▪ Patients with active colitis had clinical symptoms of urgency, loose stools, abdominal pain, and blood in the stool.
▪ Then one night voices were raised and heads turned as she left the small stool just as suddenly as she had come.
▪ Red is sitting motionless on a small stool in the middle of the room.
▪ She was sitting on a tall wooden stool with a cleaver in her hand, chopping leeks.
▪ The long hours, those hard wooden stools.
▪ A firm in Maidenhead designed an hydraulically operated bar stool with a large base housing a compressed air tank.
▪ Professor Ito pulls himself up tall on his bar stool.
▪ I strolled over to a bar stool, mounted up and set Barry down in an ashtray.
▪ I jumped up on a bar stool and began making a speech.
▪ He hoisted himself on to one of the bar stools and nodded in greeting to the barman who was busy serving another customer.
▪ If a patron throws a bar stool, Pat will at least have experience at dealing with it.
▪ Nicola was shown on a bar stool in a black skirt that barely hid her crutch.
▪ They also provide a more comfortable perch than a bar stool for those most interested in conversation.
▪ There was a reduction in her stool frequency, an improvement in her abdominal pain, and a less productive cough.
▪ Differentiation between remission/mild and moderate disease is mostly a function of stool frequency.
▪ To evaluate this parameter independently the mean stool frequency was calculated for each group at entry and during the study.
▪ High stool frequency, imperfect continence or the use of anti-diarrhoeal drugs was similar in all three groups.
▪ Median hospital stay, however, was the same and stool frequency in those with a functioning pouch were comparable.
▪ Most often the intervention did not change stool frequency or stool consistency, or both.
▪ But Maria was already back up to the piano stool.
▪ Biopsy and stool samples were examined for infective agents.
▪ From patients who reported a history of diarrhoea, three stool samples were taken for parasitology and bacterial culture.
▪ Madame Arcati was springing on to tables, falling backwards off stools and dancing eccentric tangos.
▪ That was a bad time for her because she fell between two stools in a way.
▪ Overall, the study seems to fall between two stools.
▪ Several themes in physical geology suffer from falling between the stools of historical geology and geomorphology.
▪ A scheme like this would fall between the ministry stools of energy, transport, environment, and trade and industry.
▪ Its attempt to combine serious social comment with an escapist action movie format cause it to fall heavily between two stools.
▪ It now falls between all stools and can not be allowed to suffer a lingering death any longer.
▪ She felt as if some one had taken a swing at her with a sledgehammer, but didn't fall off her stool.
▪ Madame Gauthier was perched on a stool at the reception desk, making up her accounts.
▪ Fourth Aunt, perched on a high stool in front of Jinju, coughed.
▪ He was still perched on the stool while Evelyn sat on the far side of the kitchen table.
▪ Litchfield perched atop a stool he had pulled close to the bed.
▪ And children enjoy perching on stools.
▪ The lads were each sitting on a black, plastic jerry-can, while I was perched on my fishing stool.
▪ Bob perched on a bar stool, still wearing his overcoat.
▪ Emily perched on a stool, biting her bottom lip.
▪ He pulled a stool up to the window and sat.
▪ She pulls up a stool and sits down next to us, watching intently, still unable to stifle her laughter.
▪ Claudia sat on a stool, relief pouring through her.
▪ After the noon meal he sat on a stool helping Lois dry dishes.
▪ As I sat down on a stool at the counter, Joey immediately put a cup of coffee in front of me.
▪ He said he'd expire if he had to sit on that high stool much longer.
▪ He sat on his stool, his hands in his aproned lap, his big fleshy head swaying to the music.
▪ Willie sat on the stool holding it in front of the fire, his long socks trailing across the floor.
▪ You sit on tall stools, either at the long bar or at tiny tables in the cozy room.
▪ He was sitting on a three-legged stool chopping sticks.
▪ Soo was not sitting on her stool.
▪ He was sitting on a tall stool by the window, picking out fragments of old melodies on a twelve string Yamaha.
▪ She darted back, sitting on a stool beside him.
▪ I was sitting on my fishing stool wearing winter clothes, and a sailcloth robe thrown over me for extra warmth.
▪ Nursed a single drink while sitting on a stool by the window.
▪ Zen was sitting on a stool under a bright light in a small white-curtained cubicle, thinking about Trotsky and the ice-man.
▪ I squeeze my way through the men standing against the wall and those sitting on bar stools.
▪ He slid off his stool, hands open, palms outwards.
▪ Let's both go upstairs and stand on the bathroom stool.
▪ Then you just have to stand on a stool to get it.
▪ The Headmaster stood on a stool to conduct the lifting and Mr Slipper waited eagerly, shinier than ever.
▪ I am standing beside the stool, helping.
▪ She was made to stand naked on two stools which were some yard apart.
fall between two stools
▪ Overall, the study seems to fall between two stools.
▪ That was a bad time for her because she fell between two stools in a way.
pull up a chair/stool etc
▪ Anyway, I pull up a chair by the bed and say hello.
▪ He pulls up a chair as she starts another game.
▪ He now pulled up a chair and, turning it about, sat on it, his elbows resting on the back.
▪ Rose, Victorine, Thérèse and Léonie pulled up chairs to the kitchen table and set to.
▪ She pulls up a stool and sits down next to us, watching intently, still unable to stifle her laughter.
▪ a bar stool
▪ Elder Brother fetched his stool and sat with the others.
▪ He and his girlfriend occupied two stools and had a lot of attitude because they were so successful.
▪ I was sitting on my fishing stool wearing winter clothes, and a sailcloth robe thrown over me for extra warmth.
▪ She was sitting on a tall wooden stool with a cleaver in her hand, chopping leeks.
▪ The fluid and ions are lost as watery stool.
▪ Under the window was an easel and a stool and beside it a battered chest of drawers.
▪ You would be safer packing a bucket and a stool and driving a few miles to your nearest Holstein.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

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.

  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.


Stool \Stool\, n. [L. stolo. See Stolon.] (Hort.) A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.
--P. Henderson.


Stool \Stool\, v. i. (Agric.) To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.
--R. D. Blackmore.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English stol "seat for one person," from Proto-Germanic *stolaz (cognates: 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" (cognates: Lithuanian pa-stolas "stand," Old Church Slavonic stolu "stool;" see stet).\n

\nOriginally used of thrones (as in cynestol "royal seat, throne"); decline in sense began with adoption of chair (n.) from French, which relegated stool to small seats without arms or backs, then to "privy" (early 15c.) and thence to "bowel movement" (1530s).


Etymology 1 n. 1 A seat for one person without a back or armrest. 2 A footstool. 3 (label en chiefly medicine) feces; excrement. 4 (label en archaic) A decoy. 5 (label en now chiefly dialectal Scotland) A seat; a seat with a back; a chair. 6 (label en now chiefly dialectal Scotland literally and figuratively) throne. 7 (label en obsolete) A seat used in evacuating the bowels; a toilet. 8 (label en nautical) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays. 9 (label en US dialect) Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to. Etymology 2

n. A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil. vb. (context agriculture English) To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

  1. v. 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]

  4. have a bowel movement; "The dog had made in the flower beds" [syn: defecate, shit, take a shit, take a crap, ca-ca, crap, make]

  1. n. 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. (forestry) the stump of a tree that has been felled or headed for the production of saplings

  4. a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination [syn: toilet, can, commode, crapper, pot, potty, throne]


Stool may refer to:

  • Stool (seat), a type of seat without back or arm rests
    • Bar stool
    • Footstool
  • Stool (hieroglyph), an alphabetic uniliteral sign of ancient Egypt
  • Feces
    • Human feces
    • Stool test
  • A living stump of a tree, capable of producing sprouts or cuttings
Stool (seat)

A stool is one of the earliest forms of seat furniture. It bears many similarities to a chair. It consists of a single seat, for one person, without back or armrests (in early stools), on a base of either three or four legs. A stool is generally distinguished from chairs by their lack of arms and a back. Variants exist with one, two or five legs and these various stools are referred to by some people as "backless chairs". Some modern stools have backs.

Usage examples of "stool".

Jonas resumed his reading aloud, Marc perched on a replacement stool and climbed down from time to time to add charcoal to the fire or make minute adjustments to the alembic, the contents of which seemed to change not at all.

She had wanted so much to go with them, but her father sat on a stool rushes in front of the fire, talking to Axel and Mr.

Lysara, Resor, Cens, Barat, Hoede, the pale blonde Ytrude, and Secca, the youngest redhead, sitting on a stool in the corner, her eyes darting to Anna, and then away.

We placed beneath it two stools, one beside the other, and when we had stepped upon them the monk with arms crossed and head foremost began to make his way through the hole, and taking him by the thighs, and afterwards by the legs, I succeeded in pushing him through, and though it was dark I felt quite secure, as I knew the surroundings.

As he emerged on to the landing, however, he was just in time to see Eleanor Bing appear from the landing above, carrying a bathroom stool.

I met one of the maids on the stairs, and in answer to my question she informed me that Miss Bing had noticed a dark mark on the cork top of the stool, and had given orders that it should be cleaned off.

Ranool had fastened the withered but conveniently stiff bogman to a permanent sitting position on the bar stool nearest the door.

At closing time, Roolie would turn the stool around so the bogman faced the patrons.

Gary tucked Booger Bear back into the pocket of his jacket and slid off the stool.

She went now to the chimney corner, and applied her eye to a well-known crack: Margaret sat beside her father on a stool, and Boshy stood facing them and herself, his left arm extended, his thumb holding down the two middle fingers.

There were small round tables, low backless stools for jazz buffs to sit on with knees hunched, and a bossa nova trio consisting of guitar, bass, and drums.

Foye, in her buxom cheeriness, was drawn to give some of it forth to the uncouth-looking, companionless girl, and not only began a chat with her, after the momentary stir in the street was over, and she had settled herself upon her stool, and leaning her back against a tree, set vigorously to work again at knitting a stout blue yarn stocking, but also treated Bubby and Baby to some bits of her sweet merchandise, and told them about the bears and the monkeys that had gone by, shut up in the gay, red-and-yellow-painted wagons.

Little Ivan it was, anxiously searching the back-alley bars, who found Buffo still on his feet, though wavering, and led him back to Clown Alley, there to settle him on an upturned stool before a rectangle of cracked mirrors, where Buffo flailed about, wriggled, moaned and struggled to prevent Grik and Grok repairing the ravages his debauch had made upon his make-up.

Cadbury walked into the bar of the Cercle Frangais a few minutes before twelve the following morning, greeted a few acquaintances, and seated himself on his favorite comer stool at the bar.

The doorman, obviously a pensioner, greeted me civilly enough but made no attempt to rise from bis stool.