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Sill vs. Stool

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Sillnoun

(architecture) (also window sill) A horizontal slat which forms the base of a window.

‘She looked out the window resting her elbows on the window sill.’;

Stoolnoun

A seat for one person without a back or armrest, particularly:

Sillnoun

(construction) A horizontal, structural member of a building near ground level on a foundation or pilings or lying on the ground in earth-fast construction and bearing the upright portion of a frame. Also called a ground plate, groundsill, sole, sole-plate, mudsill. An interrupted sill fits between posts instead of being below and supporting the posts in timber framing.

Stoolnoun

A footstool.

Sillnoun

(geology) A horizontal layer of igneous rock between older rock beds.

Stoolnoun

A seat; a seat with a back; a chair.

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Sillnoun

A piece of timber across the bottom of a canal lock for the gates to shut against.

Stoolnoun

Throne.

Sillnoun

(anatomy) A raised area at the base of the nasal aperture in the skull.

‘the nasal sill’;

Stoolnoun

(horticulture) A plant that has been cut down until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.

Sillnoun

The inner edge of the bottom of an embrasure.

Stoolnoun

(obsolete) A seat used for urination and defecation: a chamber pot, commode, outhouse seat, or toilet.

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Sillnoun

(UK) A young herring.

Stoolnoun

Feces, excrement.

Sillnoun

The shaft or thill of a carriage.

Stoolnoun

A production of feces or excrement, an act of defecation, stooling: a shit.

Sillnoun

The basis or foundation of a thing; especially, a horizontal piece, as a timber, which forms the lower member of a frame, or supports a structure; as, the sills of a house, of a bridge, of a loom, and the like.

Stoolnoun

(archaic) A decoy.

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Sillnoun

The shaft or thill of a carriage.

Stoolnoun

(nautical) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the deadeyes of the backstays.

Sillnoun

A young herring.

Stoolnoun

Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.

Sillnoun

structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure

Stoolnoun

A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

Sillnoun

(geology) a flat (usually horizontal) mass of igneous rock between two layers of older sedimentary rock

Stoolverb

To produce stool: to defecate.

Stoolverb

(horticulture) To cut down (a plant) until its main stem is close to the ground, resembling a stool, to promote new growth.

Stoolverb

(agriculture) To ramify; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

Stoolnoun

A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

Stoolnoun

A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses.

Stoolnoun

A seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels.

Stoolnoun

A stool pigeon, or decoy bird.

Stoolnoun

A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays.

Stoolnoun

A bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool.

Stoolnoun

A bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool.

Stoolnoun

Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.

Stoolverb

To ramfy; to tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

Stoolnoun

a simple seat without a back or arms

Stoolnoun

solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

Stoolnoun

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

Stoolnoun

a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination

Stoolverb

lure with a stool, as of wild fowl

Stoolverb

react to a decoy, of wildfowl

Stoolverb

grow shoots in the form of stools or tillers

Stoolverb

have a bowel movement;

‘The dog had made in the flower beds’;

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