- a gauzelike fabric woven of very fine wires.
Origin of wire gauze
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for wire gauze
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.Fire-Tongue
The soil around the aperture is cleared and flattened to receive the wire-gauze, under which I place a Pompilus.
Stunned by colliding with the walls of their glass or wire-gauze prison, they all perish within twenty-four hours.
- a stiff meshed fabric woven of fine wires
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