Wire-drawer \Wire"-draw`er\, n. One who draws metal into wire. [1913 Webster]

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  • wire-draw — verb (past wire drew; past participle wire drawn) 1》 [often as noun wire drawing] draw out (metal) into wire. 2》 [often as adjective wire drawn] archaic refine (an argument or idea) in such a way that it becomes forced. Derivatives wire drawer… …   English new terms dictionary

  • wire-draw — v. (past drew; past part. drawn) [trans.] [often as n.] wire drawing draw out (metal) into wire by passing it through a series of holes of diminishing diameter in a steel plate ■ figurative, archaic refine (an argument or idea) excessively, in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiredrawer — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷( ̷ ̷) noun Etymology: Middle English, from wire (I) + drawer : one that draws metal into wire * * * wireˈdrawer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑wire …   Useful english dictionary

  • wiredraw — [wīrdrô΄] vt. wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing [back form. < wire drawer < WIRE + DRAWER] 1. to draw (metal) into wire 2. to draw out; spin out; protract; prolong 3. to make too subtle; strain (a point in argument) …   English World dictionary

  • Hay Mills — is an area of Small Heath in east Birmingham, England. It developed around a Victorian steel wire mill. James Horsfall and Joseph WebsterJames Horsfall, a wire drawer from Digbeth invented high tensile steel wire. He moved to Hay Mill… …   Wikipedia

  • wiredraw — v.tr. (past drew; past part. drawn) 1 draw (metal) out into wire. 2 elongate; protract unduly. 3 (esp. as wiredrawn adj.) refine or apply or press (an argument etc.) with idle or excessive subtlety. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Samuel Fox — Samuel Fox. Born 17th June 1815 in Bradwell, Derbyshire, England one of nine children of William Fox, a manufacturer of weavers shuttles, and Mary Palfreyman.Started work as an apprentice wire drawer in Hathersage, then became a partner in a wire …   Wikipedia

  • wiredraw — wiredrawer /wuyeur draw euhr/, n. /wuyeur draw /, v.t., wiredrew, wiredrawn, wiredrawing. 1. to draw (metal) out into wire, esp. by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies. 2. to draw… …   Universalium

  • Percy Shaw — (1890 1 September, 1976) was an English inventor who patented the reflective road stud cat s eye .BiographyShaw was born in Halifax in West Yorkshire, the son of James Shaw, a dyehouse labourer, who worked at a local mill. When he was 13, he was… …   Wikipedia

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