wire wool

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wire wool a mass of woven steel fibers used as an abrasive
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Usage

In literature:

The rags to be carbonized or the wool to be dried are placed upon wire cloth frames.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885" by Various
Wrap four pieces of wire, the height of the basket, with green wool, and attach to the inside at regular distances.
"The Lady's Album of Fancy Work for 1850" by Unknown
The wool must be tightly fixed on the wire by twisting, and then cut very smooth and even.
"Godey's Lady's Book, Vol. 42, January, 1851" by Various
The monkey bicyclist is hand-made; his body is composed of wool and wire.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Inside twenty wire beds in tiers; dozens of rolls of German lint and quantities of cotton-wool littered the floor.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
As early as 1667 wire was made in Massachusetts; and its chief use was for wool-cards.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Bring the pointed wires of this card down on the wool and drag it lightly through the wires of the other card.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
He pulled the cotton-wool plugs out of the tubes, and with a long wire, loosened the gelatinous contents.
"The Blue Germ" by Martin Swayne
Respirators are made of wire gauze with cotton wool or a sponge; the substance is poured on and inhaled by the patient.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
This device, which takes hold like a wool card, or a wire hair-brush, cannot slip from place.
"The Woodpeckers" by Fannie Hardy Eckstorm
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