• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wire-pulling The act of pulling the wires, as of a puppet; hence, secret influence or management, especially in politics; intrigue.
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In literature:

As they did not wish to lose time, they both got in, shut the door and pulled the wire cable.
"The Bradys and the Girl Smuggler" by Francis W. Doughty
Thus again Fate pulled wires, or Providence.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
He pulled out a length of wire and started working on one end of it.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
When the post had been planted the wire-pulling gang came along.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Thus again Fate pulled wires, or Providence.
"The Trumpeter Swan" by Temple Bailey
Now, let me figure out the angles and pull the wires.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
If it looks promising, I'll pull what wires I can.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
Suddenly the Captain stopped, passed his hand along a brick wall, gave a pull at a wire, and a gong on the inside rang like a fire alarm.
"On the Fringe of the Great Fight" by George G. Nasmith
Bunker Blue pulled this wire, and the boat began to slow up.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove" by Laura Lee Hope
As an educator, the teacher must do his best to reduce the child to the level of a wire-pulled puppet.
"What Is and What Might Be" by Edmond Holmes

In poetry:

He holds the wire from this box of nerves
Praising the mortal error
Of birth and death, the two sad knaves of thieves,
And the hunger's emperor;
He pulls that chain, the cistern moves.
"My Hero Bares His Nerves" by Dylan Thomas
Often you've looked on a rushing train,
But just what moved it was not so plain.
It couldn't be those wires above,
For they could neither pull nor shove;
Where was the motor that made it go
You couldn't guess, but now you know.
"The Broomstick Train; Or, The Return Of The Witches" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

It has been said that Paton was "the man who pulled up the barbed wire fence and planted geraniums" in South Africa.
Pulling and twisting the individual wires of the braid also subjects them to a great deal of stress, which often weakens the wires, breaking some of them in the process.
A shuttle driven by a hydraulic motor clamps the beginning of the alloy wire and pulls it through a forming die.
The driver of a garbage truck that struck a wire causing a utility pole and transformer near Hunterdon Medical Center to be pulled down was charged with careless driving.
Road back open after school bus pulls down live wire .
Charms, beads, wire, clasps) to assemble necklaces, jewelry accessories, or charms that can be hooked on shoelaces and backpacks or used as zipper pulls.
Ever had a problem with the electric starter wires pulling out of the connector on your KTM.
Tasks in nearly every installation project involves routing cable and pulling wire.
ONE OF THE MUNDANE —and often frustrating — tasks in nearly every installation project involves routing cable and pulling wire.
Mars rover pulls off high-wire landing.
High-wire daredevil Tony Hernandez, who nightly pulls off the death-defying walk through the sky above the audience at "Absinthe" in Caesars Palace, is planning an even more dangerous tightrope stunt.
Pull strength of microelectronic wire bonds.
Jude pulls problematic pacemaker wires.
Video of " Pull Through" installation in which Wages guitarist (and former Asheville-based musician) Nick Campbell makes music by mechanically pulling fishing wire through guitar strings.
To combat common difficult wiring projects, find out how the following AV integrators pulled through some seemingly sticky situations by employing creative installation techniques.

In science:

Wires and cables are not depicted. (A) Push rods, (B) pull rod, (C) removable carriage, (D) current clamps, (E) voltage contacts, (F) coated conductor, (G) Hall probe, (H) strain gauge, (I) reference strain gauge on a stress-free reference coated conductor.
Stress dependence of the critical currents in neutron irradiated (RE)BCO coated conductors