mosquito wire

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mosquito wire (uncountable)

  1. Wire mesh used to keep out mosquitoes.
    • 1910, Agnes Christina Laut, The Freebooters of the Wilderness, New York: Moffat, Yard & Co., Chapter 21, p. 311,[1]
      Where the Pass widened to the Valley above the Sheriff’s homestead, they came on a huge miner’s tent boarded half way up as for winter residence, with eight tow-headed half-clad urchins thumb in mouth staring out from the open mosquito wire door.
    • 1940, Graham Greene, The Power and the Glory, Vintage, 2001, Chapter 1,
      One pane of stained glass had been let in: a Madonna gazed out through the mosquito wire at the turkeys in the yard.