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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Joint-stool (Shak.) a stool made of parts inserted in each other
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.


In literature:

His knees, like a joint-stool.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL, folding stool.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL, folding stool.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL, folding stool.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL, folding stool.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
JOINED (JOINT)-STOOL, folding stool.
"Every Man In His Humor" by Ben Jonson
His knees, like a joint-stool.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Men sat on benches or joint stools and women sat on cushions on the floor.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The officious housewife fetched a joint-stool, first clearing it from dust, whilst her husband added a billet to the heap.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
The strength of the stool depends upon the joints.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
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" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
He sat down on a joint-stool by the window.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
I shouldn't have had a joint-stool to sit down on, if it hadn't been for that.
"Checkmate" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It never made a joint stool or planted a potato.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot

In poetry:

Oak shelves, oak tables, black as jet,
Mock the bureau, and the beau-fet.
Joint-stools, and shining coffers vie
With ebon, or mahogony.
"The Description of a Cottage" by Samuel Bowden

In news:

The Woodwrights Shop Elizabethan Joint Stool with Peter Follansbee PBS.
Made in Milwaukee from locally harvested walnut and assembled with old-school mortise and tenon joints, Misewell's Poet Stool keeps it current with powder-coated recycled steel footrests.