Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Window-glass in which woven-wire netting is embedded. The netting serves to hold the glass together when cracked by heat or broken in any manner. Wire-glass is used in roofs, sky-lights, elevators, and wherever a thick semi-transparent glass is exposed to injury from fire, hail, etc. It is semi-fireproof.
Amer. Architect., Sept. 27, 1902, p. 99.
“I moved carefully, peeking through the wire-glass windows before I passed through the doors, glancing around corners before I turned them.”
“It was a small squat structure of no particular distinction: three stories of brick and mortar and wire-glass windows.”
“At the center of the rear wall was a metal door with a four inch wire-glass window.”
“The Great World, as he saw it through a tiny hole in one of the opaque wire-glass windows, consisted of three bars of a rusty fire-escape-landing against a yellow brick wall, with a smudge of black on the wall below the landing.”
“I noted that the window was simply a large pane of wire-glass set in the wall for the purpose of admitting light in the daytime from the hall outside.”
“All transoms and windows opening into halls from any part of a tenement house Avhere paint, oil, spirituous liquors or drugs are stored for the purpose of sale or otherwise shall be glazed with wire-glass, or they shall be removed and closed up as solidly as the rest of the wall.”
“There he found out that the report had been right; beyond a few cracked wire-glass windows -- for which, as one last painful detail, he had to pay -- and a blackened side wall, the Elephant was unharmed.”
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