wrappage

wrappage

(ˈræpɪdʒ)
n
1. a material for wrapping, a covering, anything that wraps
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a loose cloak or gown
3. a parcel that has been wrapped
4. the act of wrapping
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Translations

wrappage

nUmschlag m, → Hülle f; (= wrapping)Verpackung f
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How then, comes it, may the reflective mind repeat, that the grand Tissue of all Tissues, the only real Tissue, should have been quite overlooked by Science--the vestural Tissue, namely of woolen or other cloth; which Man's Soul wears as its outmost wrappage and overall; wherein his whole Faculties work, his whole Self lives, moves and has its being?
"Hardened round us," he observes, "encasing wholly every notion we form, is a wrappage of traditions, hearsays, mere words" (On Heroes 8).
Hank Morgan confronts the question of his being, and his words reverberate against the words of Carlyle's professor: "Nevertheless there is something great in the moment when a man first strips himself of adventitious wrappages; and sees indeed that he is naked, and, as Swift has it, 'a forked straddling animal with bandy legs;' yet also a Spirit, and unutterable Mystery of Mysteries" (45).