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Wollaston wire

noun
  1. 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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