One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of metals) beaten out or shaped by hammering.
- ‘She slipped her fingers in and drew out a finely wrought red-gold chain made up of many thin links joined together in a twisted rope.’
- ‘The family later moved to Wheldrake, where they bought The Forge and specialised in wrought ironwork.’
- ‘The lane was guarded by two enormous iron wrought gates, which currently lay open.’
- ‘The pure gold was wrought to form fragile golden leaves and dainty roses on a vine.’
- ‘Until the industrial revolution, the most widespread use of iron was in its wrought form.’
- ‘It is finely wrought and brilliantly realised, but devoid of charming idiosyncrasy.’
- ‘However in the course of time, gold has become the preferred metal for use in hand wrought jewellery.’
- ‘The hero rubbed his fine, blessed necklace and frowned in thought, fingering the keenly wrought gold.’
- ‘My wrought iron bed came with a white muslin mosquito net, which made me feel a lot like a princess.’
- ‘Around his neck hung a silver pendant wrought elegantly into the shape of a dragon.’
- ‘Mae-Lynn crossed to the wrought torches to breathe softly on them and put them out.’
2in combination Made or fashioned in the specified way.‘well-wrought pop music’
Middle English: archaic past and past participle of work.
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