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Wollaston wire

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noun
extremely fine wire formed by a process (Wollaston process ) in which the metal, drawn as an ordinary wire, is encased in another metal and the two drawn together, after which the outer metal is stripped off or dissolved.
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Origin of Wollaston wire

see origin at wollastonite
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