... I was going to say get out of the grid, but you have to stay on the grid to jabber in The Treillage Café. Meade taught me the word treillage. I was going to say "trellis," but treillage sounds a little exotic. I did a Google image search on the word to make sure I wasn't getting it wrong, and the first couple things that came up made me worry for a moment that I'd stumbled into the name of some subdivision of bondage fetishism. The next step in my research was the Oxford English Dictionary (to which I cannot link). Meadhouse dialogue:
ALTHOUSE: Trellage is not even in the Oxford English Dictionary.Trellis, however, is. My favorite historical OED quotes for trellis:
1861 Bp. S. Wilberforce Let. in Life (1881) II. xiii. 454 The earthly love becomes the trellice, up which the heavenly love creeps.What metaphorical trellis — treillage — is supporting your upward aspirations? (The shadow the trellis makes on the grass — the focus of this photograph — is a also metaphor, though I don't have quotes for that easily at hand.)
1894 H. Drummond Lowell Lect. Ascent Man 193 Language formed the trellis on which Mind climbed upward.
IN THE COMMENTS: Rabel said: "OED may have it with an 'i' before the first l.'" Ah! You are right. Meade only said the word, so I take responsibility for misspelling. I've corrected the spelling in the post, except at the spot where I'm not finding it in the OED. In fact, treillage is in the OED:
1712 J. Addison Spectator No. 477. ¶1 There are as many kinds of Gardening as of Poetry:..Contrivers of Bowers and Grotto's, Treillages and Cascades, are Romance Writers.