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wire netting

netting made of interwoven wire, coarser than wire gauze.
Origin of wire netting
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Kennedy remarked during the afternoon that he felt like a fly walking on wire-netting.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The Coroner had said: "The wire-netting does not extend over the servants' quarters," in a very even voice.

    The Pretty Lady Arnold E. Bennett
  • It was Dr. Whittington who made me put the wire-netting over the aquarium.

    The Romance of His Life Mary Cholmondeley
  • See—I'll stand on this side of the wire-netting, and you can keep on the other; so you may feel quite safe.

  • Huge flies, ignorant of larders and wire-netting, and quite in a savage state, buzzed about him without knowing that he was a man.

    Return of the Native Thomas Hardy
  • You make a square of wood, and put four legs to it, and stretch the wire-netting over it and put straw on that.

    Home Fires in France Dorothy Canfield
  • The gardens offered a very suitable hiding-place close to the wire-netting.

    The Escaping Club A. J. Evans
  • This wall can be plastered, the plaster forming a key with the wire-netting, which holds securely.

  • A kitten had been trained to the habit of climbing the wire-netting front of its cage whenever I approached.

  • They found outside the station a trap driven by a small boy, who had come in from Cadford to fetch some wire-netting.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
British Dictionary definitions for wire-netting

wire netting

a net made of wire, often galvanized, that is used for fencing, as a light reinforcement, etc
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