Addition to Webster's material (below):

Skirting also applies to cloth edges. Beds, tables, chairs, stages, can all have skirting applied.

A bed skirt, for instance, is usually placed over the box spring, thus covering everything from the top of the box spring to the floor.

These ornaments were very popular with the Victorians, who took pains to cover the "limbs" of chairs and tables.

Skirt"ing, n.

1. Arch.

A skirting board.

[R.]

2.

Skirts, taken collectivelly; material for skirts.

Skirting board, the board running around a room on the wall next the floor; baseboard.

 

© Webster 1913.

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