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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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a thin layer of better wood glued to a base of inferior wood; or a thin layer of anything added to make something look better
  • For example, there is the fragment of memory about a dining-room table whose edge veneer had come loose and which Phaedrus had reglued.
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  • He held the veneer in place while the glue set by wrapping a whole ball of string around the table, round and round and round.
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  • The result is rather typical of modern technology, an overall dullness of appearance so depressing that it must be overlaid with a veneer of "style" to make it acceptable.
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