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n. (Hort.) A plant from which layers are propagated by bending its branches into the soil.

 - vb. (Agric.) To tiller, as grain; to shoot out suckers.

 - n. A single seat with three or four legs and without a back, made in various forms for various uses. A seat used in evacuating the bowels; hence, an evacuation; a discharge from the bowels. A stool pigeon, or decoy bird. (Naut.) A small channel on the side of a vessel, for the dead-eyes of the backstays. A bishop's seat or see; a bishop-stool. A bench or form for resting the feet or the knees; a footstool; as, a kneeling stool. Material, such as oyster shells, spread on the sea bottom for oyster spat to adhere to.

 - Stool of a window, or Window stool (Arch.), the flat piece upon which the window shuts down, and which corresponds to the sill of a door; in the United States, the narrow shelf fitted on the inside against the actual sill upon which the sash descends. This is called a window seat when broad and low enough to be used as a seat.


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