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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

This inventive UK post punk band was formed in October 1976 by Colin Newman (b. 16 September 1954, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England; vocals/guitar), Bruce Gilbert (b. 18 May 1946, Watford,...

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Wires

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 6 words.

English: variant of Wire.

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Wire

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 51 words.

English:

1. metonymic occupational name for a wire drawer, from Middle English wīr ‘wire’.

2. topographic name for someone who

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wire

Edited by John Ayto.

in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 72 words.

down to the wire used to denote a situation whose outcome is not decided until the very last minute. informal

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wire

Julia Cresswell.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Word Origins

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 98 words.

[OE]

The base of wire probably meant ‘to plait or weave’. In the 1850s people started taking or sending a

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wire

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Strand of metal made by drawing a rod through progressively smaller holes in metal dies. The process toughens steel, so that a cable made from steel wire is much stronger ...

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Wired

Ronen Shamir.

in Current Flow

November 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 8712 words.

The chapter considers the differences between already-wired and yet-to-be-wired areas and users. It traces the emergence of an electricity-regime, made of street lamps, authorized...

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Wired

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

One of the first and most influential magazines to draw attention to the Internet and its power. In its early days the Internet featured very heavily although there has been a slight...

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Wollaston wire

Edited by Andrew J. Butterfield and John Szymanski.

in A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Electronic Engineering. 59 words.

Extremely fine platinum wire that is used for *electroscope wires, microfuses, and *hot-wire instruments. It is produced

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bunched wires

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 11 words.

Wires that have been manufactured for *trunking.

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litzendraht wire

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 12 words.

Elec. eng. [from German, literally ‘bundled wire’]

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fly wire

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 12 words.

A fine plastic or metal wire used for *insect screens.

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nano wire

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 11 words.

A wire having a diameter in the nm range.

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wire wrapping

Edited by Andrew Butterfield and Gerard Ekembe Ngondi.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 23 words.

A technique for connecting components into *circuit boards by tightly wrapping wires around specialized terminals instead of soldering wires

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wire wrapping

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 23 words.

A technique for connecting components into *circuit boards by tightly wrapping wires around specialized terminals instead of soldering wires

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piano wire

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 47 words.

Long thin wire that can be attached to a plumb bob or used for setting out. Wire can be pulled

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barbed wire

Bryan A. Garner.

in Garner’s Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 149 words.

(= strands of twisted wire with sharp projections that impede passage when the wire is used in a fence) is

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wire wrapping

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A technique for connecting components into circuit boards by tightly wrapping wires around specialized terminals instead of soldering wires to them.

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Jag Wire

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 140 words.

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, Jag Wire’s origins lay in a band named Sin, a popular attraction on the

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binding wire

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 18 words.

Wire used for fixing (tying) reinforcement bars together to the correct shape.

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wire rope

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 16 words.

A type of cable formed from individual strands of wire with a helical twist.

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