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[mesh-wurk] /ˈmɛʃˌwɜrk/
meshed material or a structure of meshes; a network.
Origin of meshwork
First recorded in 1820-30; mesh + work Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The corallum, when examined with a glass, looks like meshwork.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide Augusta Foote Arnold
  • He climbed mechanically upwards, digging his toes into the meshwork of the sides, and sobbing from sheer weakness as he climbed.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • I found that I was under the orders of a black villain and caught in a meshwork of crime.

    The Valley of Fear Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • My first boma was a meshwork of thorns piled and interwoven together with the architectural simplicity of an Eskimo igloo.

    In Africa

    John T. McCutcheon
  • Again, there is between the cells a meshwork of yellow elastic fibers, and this is called yellow fibro-cartilage (Fig. 8).

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • The resulting coagulum is made up of a meshwork of fibrin fibrils with entangled corpuscles and plaques.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
  • Let us examine, on a misty morning, the meshwork that has been constructed during the night.

    The Life of the Spider J. Henri Fabre

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