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Stool

1911 Encyclopedia Britannica

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a low seat without back or arms. The stool is an ancient piece of furniture which came into use when the need began to be felt for a seat more easily portable than heavy settles and benches - the chair was an appanage of rank and dignity to which no ordinary person dreamed of aspiring. Since it could also be used as a small table, it quickly became common. In the First Book of The Task William Cowper gives a sketch of the evolution of the stool which, for all its vapidity, is reasonably exact: "Joint stools were then created, on three legs Upborn they stood. Three legs upholding firm A massy slab, in fashion square or round.

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Stool'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​bri/​s/stool.html. 1910.
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