joint-stool, join-stool, joined-stool (n.) Old form(s): ioyn'd stoole, Ioyn'd-stooles, Ioynstooles
well-made stool [by a joiner] [also used in phrases of ridicule]
2H4 II.iv.242[Falstaff to Doll, of why Prince Harry loves Poins] 'a ... jumps upon joint-stools [i.e. type of boisterous game jumping over stools]
KL III.vi.51[Fool to imagined Gonerill] I took you for a joint-stool [i.e. excuse me for not seeing you]
RJ I.v.6[First Servingman to Second Servingman] Away with the joint-stools
TS II.i.198.1[Katherina to and of Petruchio] A joint-stool
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