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a.1.Clothed in, or adorned with, tissue; also, variegated; as, tissued flowers.
And crested chiefs and tissued dames
Assembled at the clarion's call.
- T. Warton.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
We thought the tissued, infiltrated head of the Sperm Whale, was the lightest and most corky part about him; and yet thou makest it sink in an element of a far greater specific gravity than itself.