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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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