from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Window-glass in which woven-wire netting is embedded.


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  • I moved carefully, peeking through the wire-glass windows before I passed through the doors, glancing around corners before I turned them.

    Vicious Grace

  • It was a small squat structure of no particular distinction: three stories of brick and mortar and wire-glass windows.

    The Sinister Six Combo

  • At the center of the rear wall was a metal door with a four inch wire-glass window.

    Blood Test

  • 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.

    The Trail of the Hawk A Comedy of the Seriousness of Life

  • 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.

    The Silent Bullet

  • 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.

    Acts and resolves passed by the General Court

  • "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.

    The Best Short Stories of 1920 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story

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