fine·​spun | \ ˈfīn-ˈspən How to pronounce finespun (audio) \

Definition of finespun

: developed with extreme care or delicacy also : developed in excessively fine or subtle detail

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All the distant hills’ grasses were finespun metal which the wind laid down. Sari Botton, Longreads, "The Sun Was Going and the World Was Wrong," 17 Aug. 2017 All the distant hills’ grasses were finespun metal which the wind laid down. Annie Dillard, The Atlantic, "Annie Dillard's Classic Essay: 'Total Eclipse'," 20 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of finespun

1611, in the meaning defined above

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