from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as latticework.
  • n. A modern kind of fancy work made by cutting out patterns in different materials and applying them upon a background with needlework edging, etc.


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  • We wind about beneath a trellis-work of reeds and fall into the black magic market, where dried lizards, pythons, crocodiles, turtles, hedgehogs, lynx and unidentifiable creatures are chopped and minced and mixed with indecipherable spices to create elixirs, nostrums and potions to cast spells, to aid in fertility and virility, and here even cure intolerance.

    Richard Bangs: Why Would Anyone Bomb Jemaa El F'na Square in Marrakesh?

  • This cluster supported a trellis-work of brass wire which was simply placed upon it, but artistically applied, and held by fastenings of iron wire, so that it enveloped all three holes.

    Les Miserables

  • Not to mention its catacombs, which are a separate cellar, not to mention the inextricable trellis-work of gas pipes, without reckoning the vast tubular system for the distribution of fresh water which ends in the pillar fountains, the sewers alone form a tremendous, shadowy net-work under the two banks; a labyrinth which has its slope for its guiding thread.

    Les Miserables

  • The outer rows gave respectively upon the garden and the court, and were covered on that side by a slight trellis-work painted green, to protect the crazy plastered walls from continual friction with the passers-by.

    A Distinguished Provincial at Paris

  • In Genoa, and thereabouts, they train the vines on trellis-work, supported on square clumsy pillars, which, in themselves, are anything but picturesque.

    Pictures from Italy

  • One day, as we trotted out of a large village into a shady bit of road, I saw on our left hand a low, black cottage, with diamond panes in the windows, a creeper on the end wall, a roof of shingle, and some roses climbing on the rickety trellis-work of the tiny porch.

    Amy Foster

  • It was firmly secured by bands of wrought iron, riveted, and forming a kind of trellis-work over the whole.

    The Gold-Bug

  • But in hot July, you can fancy nothing more perfect than the garden, laid out in alleys and arbours and bright, old-fashioned flower-plots, and ending in a miniature ravine, all trellis-work and moss and tinkling waterfall, and housed from the sun under fathoms of broad foliage.

    Edinburgh Picturesque Notes

  • The broad verandah had been turned into a conservatory, had been covered with boards contrived to look like trellis-work, was heated with hot air and filled with exotics at some fabulous price.

    The Way We Live Now

  • In the middle is the sacred enclosure, formed of gilded trellis-work with painted borders above and below, forming a square of which each side measures 150 feet, and which contains the haiden or chapel.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan


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