But instead of handing over a check—or the Treasury wiring one over—he unveils a single coin to be deposited.
The sifter dumped flotsam—bricks, wiring, barbecue grills, bicycle wheels—in piles to be shipped to landfills upstate.
You know, troubled and certainly having a different kind of wiring that lends itself to conscience and consequential behavior.
Our “connectomes”—patterns of wiring—provide the crucial insight that can advance the field forward.
So he pecked out the wiring instruction to his broker with two fingers.
The enemy opened fire at close range and the wiring party threw down their wire and replied.
He had no thought of insubordination in wiring as he did to Washington.
A wiring diagram of a variometer is shown at A in Fig. 54 and a basketball variometer is shown complete at B.
There was wiring everywhere, and a multitude of lighting fixtures.
The book was filled with pages of fine print, fancy mathematics, wiring diagrams and charts in nine colors and that kind of thing.
"wires collectively," 1809, later especially "electrical wirework," from present participle of wire (v.).
Old English wir "metal drawn out into a thread," from Proto-Germanic *wiraz (cf. Old Norse viravirka "filigree work," Swedish vira "to twist," Old High German wiara "fine gold work"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist, plait" (cf. Old Irish fiar, Welsh gwyr "bent, crooked;" Latin viere "to bend, twist," viriæ "bracelets," of Celtic origin). Wiretapping is recorded from 1904, from earlier wiretapper (1893). Wirepuller in the political sense is 1848, American English.
wiring wir·ing (wīr'ĭng)
The fastening together of the ends of a broken bone with wire sutures.
To cancel or ignore what has gone before; begin anew; go back to square one: Let's just wipe the slate clean and pretend it never happened (1921+)