Catwhisker | Article about catwhisker by The Free Dictionary
A sharply pointed, flexible wire used to make contact with the surface of a semiconductor crystal at a point that provides rectification.
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silencers are inexpensive yet important to customer satisfaction.
The best-selling model of all is presently the catwhisker
silencer, which consists of multiple rubber filaments and is lashed into place with heavy nylon thread.
This includes string silencers (Rancho Safari CatWhiskers
are my favorite), brush button/limb silencers (Stiktamer) and leather arrow-shelf padding.