Dentistry: a (typically porcelain) construct applied to the front of an incisor for cosmetic or structural purposes. Roughly analogous to a crown on a cuspid tooth.

Most mornings she puts on her makeup
getting ready to face the day
preparing to be responsible

She has schedules and appointments to keep
a constantly growing list

Most evenings she cooks for one
Carefully choosing a healthy diet
following rules about what to and what not to eat

Her doctor has given her a plan
to maximize her health and extend her life

Most nights she washes off her makeup
getting ready for bed
the only bed in her home
the only home she knows

Ve*neer" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Veneered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Veneering.] [G. furnieren, fourniren, fr. F. fournir to furnish. See Furnish.]

To overlay or plate with a thin layer of wood or other material for outer finish or decoration; as, to veneer a piece of furniture with mahogany. Used also figuratively.

As a rogue in grain Veneered with sanctimonious theory. Tennyson.


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Ve*neer", n. [Cf. G. furnier or fournier. See Veneer, v. t.]

A thin leaf or layer of a more valuable or beautiful material for overlaying an inferior one, especially such a thin leaf of wood to be glued to a cheaper wood; hence, external show; gloss; false pretense.

Veneer moth Zool., any moth of the genus Chilo; -- so called because the mottled colors resemble those of veneering.


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