What does the word maltese mean?

Usage examples for maltese

  1. His letter to Dalton could have been shown, and the Maltese cross could have proved who the murderer was. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  2. Unfortunately, it was low tide in the Thames, and, although the fire- engines soon arrived, and there were the Garrison and 250 policemen to render assistance, the flames spread rapidly; so fast, indeed, that the only things then got out and saved, were the Duke of York's sword and belt, and a beautiful Maltese gun. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  3. Even the Maltese cross. – The Spoils of Poynton by Henry James