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weft +‎ -age


weftage (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) texture
    • 1682, Nehemiah Grew, The Anatomy of Plants (book IV, page 156, section 21)
      And one Example we have (it may be more than one) wherein Nature shews, though not a greater, yet a different Art; and that is the Palm-Net. For whereas in other Plants, the Webb is made betwixt the Lignous-Strings and the Fibers of the Parenchyma, only visible through a Microscope: here the said Strings themselves are Interwoven, and the Weftage apparent to the bare Eye.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for weftage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)