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wire gauze

a gauzelike fabric woven of very fine wires.
Origin of wire gauze
1810-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • For their maintenance a wire-gauze cover suffices, with a bed of sand and diet to their taste.

  • But in my bell-glasses or wire-gauze cages I see nothing of the kind.

  • I have a score of females, all at the height of their splendour, in a wire-gauze cage in the open air.

  • They were kept in a wire-gauze cage, and it was our delight as children to feed these monsters every morning.

  • Everything eatable has to be put away in the wire-gauze cupboard in the corner, safe from these greedy creatures.

    Glimpses of Bengal Sir Rabindranath Tagore
  • Under cover of the wire-gauze curtain which veiled the window he had carefully inspected the scene before emerging.

    Fire-Tongue Sax Rohmer
  • The soil around the aperture is cleared and flattened to receive the wire-gauze, under which I place a Pompilus.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • Stunned by colliding with the walls of their glass or wire-gauze prison, they all perish within twenty-four hours.

    More Hunting Wasps J. Henri Fabre
  • Hitherto the female was always visible, behind the meshes of the wire-gauze cover.

  • I fire a gun beside a wire-gauze cage in which I am rearing my menagerie of females in the open air.

British Dictionary definitions for wire-gauze

wire gauze

a stiff meshed fabric woven of fine wires
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