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wire gauze

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  1. a gauzelike fabric woven of very fine wires.

Origin of wire gauze

First recorded in 1810–20
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Historical Examples

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

    Social Life in the Insect World

    J. H. Fabre

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

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


    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

British Dictionary definitions for wire gauze

wire gauze

  1. a stiff meshed fabric woven of fine wires
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