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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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dadoda‧do /ˈdeɪdəʊ $ -doʊ/ noun (plural dadoes) [countable]  TBBDHHthe lower part of a wall in a room, especially when it is decorated differently from the upper part of the wall
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dadoThe same rules apply if you're fitting a dado rail.Formulated for interior use only, the range is suitable for windows, doors, picture and dado rails, and skirtings.This 1900 pub has a tongue-and-groove dado, about which the walls are covered with glazed tiles.Sometimes a fresco was added to the plaster above a gypsum dado.The bottom of each panel has a pattern which can be trimmed if necessary, to fit individual dado heights.Pick out any interesting mouldings, dado rails or picture rails in different colours to emphasize these features.Rail removal I want to take down some dado and picture rails.Cut edging profile to the height of the dado rail.
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