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wire-wove

[wahyuh r-wohv]
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adjective
  1. made of woven wire.
  2. noting fine, glazed paper used especially as letter paper.
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Origin of wire-wove

First recorded in 1790–1800; wire + wove
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  • They were the patronesses of your patent ink and your wire-wove paper.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli


British Dictionary definitions for wire-wove

wire-wove

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or comprising a high-grade glazed paper, usually for writing
  2. woven of wire
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