Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large map designed to be hung upon the wall of a room and to be read while in this position.
“Wiki says that under the Second Empire, Marat was seen as a revolutionary monster and Corday as a heroine of France, as represented in the wall-map.”
“Rebus and Kilpatrick were approaching a very large man who was standing in front of a wall-map.”
“Wyatt-Turner, a big, red-faced, heavily moustached colonel, tapped his cane against a. wall-map of Germany, pointing to a spot just north of the Austrian border and a little west of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.”
“Admiral Holland spoke gently and for the first time, moving from the wall-map to join the group.”
“He thought of the wall-map in the abbey's library, and of the sparse distribution of the crosshatched areas, which were regions-if not of civilization-then of civil order, where some form of lawful sovereignty, transcending the tribal, held sway.”
“It was an admirable excuse, when I reached my office that day, for a resigned study of the Continental Bradshaw, and an order to Carter to unroll a great creaking wall-map of Germany and find me Flensburg.”
“For each successive discovery had been carefully noted at the famous Sagres settlement, and these had been worked up by an Italian monk named Fra Mauro into an enormous wall-map over six feet across, crammed with detail -- the work of three years 'incessant labour.”
“A wall-map had already been designed by order of Augustus to hang in”
“Size is about 40×62 inches, mounted on linen, and folded in a case; or as a wall-map with rollers.”
“The colonel studied his wall-map with intentness, and put a forefinger on the -- rd Brigade gun positions.”
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