Origin of wiredrawn
- to draw (metal) out into wire, especially by pulling forcibly through a series of holes of gradually decreasing diameter in a succession of dies.
- to draw out to great length, in quantity or time; stretch out to excess.
- to strain unwarrantably, as in meaning.
Origin of wiredraw
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Examples from the Web for wiredrawn
Decadence is foreshadowed, but not yet is the art academic and wiredrawn.How France Built Her Cathedrals
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They did not consist of a series of wiredrawn dissertations upon isolated texts.The Oxford Reformers
He fails to make it either straightforward or appropriate, and declines into the super-subtle or wiredrawn.Adonais
- to convert (metal) into wire by drawing through successively smaller dies
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