High-wrought
High-wrought High"-wrought`, a. 1. Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate. [Obs.] --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion. ``A high-wrought flood.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • high-wrought — high′ wrought′ adj. highly agitated; overwrought • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • high-wrought — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : wrought with fine art or skill : elaborate the recipient of these high wrought epistles Times Literary Supplement 2. : worked up or agitated to a high degree a high wrought passion …   Useful english dictionary

  • high-wrought — a. 1. Impetuous, vehement, intense, swelling high, rising high. 2. Enthusiastic, impassioned. 3. Highly finished, finely elaborated, delicately and intricately wrought …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • high-wrought — adjective Date: circa 1580 extremely agitated …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-wrought — /huy rawt /, adj. highly agitated; overwrought. [1595 1605] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Wrought iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wrought iron — Iron I ron ([imac] [u^]rn), n. [OE. iren, AS. [=i]ren, [=i]sen, [=i]sern; akin to D. ijzer, OS. [=i]sarn, OHG. [=i]sarn, [=i]san, G. eisen, Icel. [=i]sarn, j[=a]rn, Sw. & Dan. jern, and perh. to E. ice; cf. Ir. iarann, W. haiarn, Armor. houarn.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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