Definition of maltese:
- "The Story of Malta", Maturin M. Ballou.
L. Cover a piece of paper with spots, at equal intervals; and then imagine any kind of attraction you choose, or any law of attraction, to exist between the spots, and try how, on that permitted supposition, you can attract them into the figure of a Maltese cross, in the middle of the paper.- "The Ethics of the Dust", John Ruskin.
- "The Loss of the Royal George", W.H.G. Kingston.