from The Century Dictionary.

  • Noting a glazed paper of fine quality, used chiefly for letter-paper.


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  • It is from the great book of Nature, the same through a thousand editions, whether of black-letter, or wire-wove and hot-pressed, that I have venturously essayed to read a chapter to the public.

    Waverley 2004

  • The wire-wove mattress is of great advantage both for comfort and for coolness; and here in

    The Art of Living in Australia 2004

  • It was in this way that Homer, the great old ballad-maker of Greece, wrote -- or rather chanted, for in his day pens were scarce, wire-wove unknown, and the pride of Moseley undeveloped.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 379, May, 1847 Various

  • As to flowers, they are the prettiest periodicals ever published in folio -- the leaves are wire-wove and hot-pressed by Nature's self; their circulation is wide over all the land; from castle to cottage they are regularly taken in; as old age bends over them, his youth is renewed; and you see childhood poring upon them, prest close to its very bosom.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 14, No. 406, December 26, 1829 Various

  • The wire-wove mattress is of great advantage both for comfort and for coolness; and here in

    The Art of Living in Australia ; together with three hundred Australian cookery recipes and accessory kitchen information by Mrs. H. Wicken Philip E. Muskett

  • The wire-wove mattress of his bed creaked as he sat on the edge of it, kicking off his slippers and putting on walking boots, as might be gathered from floppings followed by an equally nerveless but heavier tread.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet 1891

  • The wire-wove mattress creaked, and creaked again twice.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet 1891

  • For what have you done -- you, a mere Canaanite, hewer of wood and drawer of water to some grossly Philistine firm of city bankers -- to deserve this immunity from anxiety and distress; while I, with my superior culture, my ambition and talents, am condemned to that beastly squeaking wire-wove mattress upstairs, and a job-lot of furniture which some previous German waiter has ejected in disgust from his bedroom in the basement?

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet 1891

  • Iglesias heard the creak of the wire-wove mattress as the man flung himself down; and that familiar sound restored his sense of actualities.

    The Far Horizon Lucas Malet 1891

  • There it was -- my large blue wire-wove office envelope, addressed in my own writing.

    Birds of Prey 1875


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