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Word: veneer

Definition: thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.


Sentences Containing 'veneer'

A relatively thin veneer of Jurassic sediments are found in the center of the basin at the surface.
It was restored in 1899 by the Chester firm of architects, Douglas and Fordham, who added a vestry at the northeast and an organ chamber, and increased the size of the chancel by extending it into the nave. At the same time the internal plaster was removed and replaced by a veneer of limestone, and furnishings designed by Douglas were added.
The brick veneer house is two-stories, five bays wide, with a gable roof and rear wing.
The builders' use of core-and-veneer architecture and multi-story construction necessitated massive masonry walls up to thick.
The entire EP was also included as a bonus disc for the special edition of his album, Veneer.
The structures are influenced by Mughal architecture and are constructed using a veneer of handmade red bricks overlaying a concrete form.
Though simple and compound walls were often used, Great Houses were primarily constructed of core-and-veneer walls: two parallel load-bearing walls comprising dressed, flat sandstone blocks bound in clay mortar were erected.
Throughout the 1980s Victoria's Secret took over the market using "faux-British veneer, romantic styling and soft classical music."
Timber is the main one, with prices that range from a few hundred dollars per thousand board feet (MBF) to several thousand dollars for a veneer log.
Under a veneer of strict social conformity, most of these men do not reveal their identity outside of the underground “group sex parties.” While there is no political movement being launched, the Internet has played a large role in social networking and fighting isolation with websites like Facebook, Orkut, blogs and websites.
Walls were then covered in a veneer of small sandstone pieces, which were pressed into a layer of binding mud.
We don't really see posh people on television anymore, except at Christmas", and "there's something funny about the veneer of upper class respectability and the truth of any family underneath".

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