Definition of finespun:
- "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
The many lights of Stockersham dwindled and disappeared into the night and one long wave of incandescence flowed back as it had come, by finespun hedge and wirework thicket, through dead villages and sleeping towns, like phosphorescent foam before a vessel's bows.- "The Crime Doctor", Ernest William Hornung.
The old Kentucky saint who bore the torture of lash and brine all that bright Sabbath day, rather than " curse Jesus," knew nothing of the abstraction of slavery, or the finespun theories of politeness which covered the most revolting crimes with pretty words.- "Half a Century", Jane Grey Cannon Swisshelm.