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piano wire

[pe′an·ō ‚wīr]
(metallurgy)
High-tensile-strength, 0.75 to 0.85% carbon steel wire cold-drawn to uniform thickness.
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As the match entered its decisive moments, and the nerves were as taut as piano wire, he took time to compose himself.
It could be subdivided into 20 threads, each of which was stronger than piano wire and virtually indestructible.
Sliding my hand into my pocket for the piano wire I had carried against this day, I replied: "Yes."
Wanda plays a one-string bass made of a washtub, a broomstick, and a strand of piano wire. Their improvised live music is the only language they can speak with one another to convey their sorrow.
Insurgents are stringing piano wire across roads to try to decapitate any soldier above the roof canopy.
The piano wire SWP-B and stainless steel wire SUS304-WPB were used as the workpiece material.
We have been wound up like piano wire for I don't know how long ( and suddenly there is this relaxed atmosphere.
When the buck turns to watch, I draw, the longbow's string cutting into my gloved, cold-numbed fingers like a piano wire. He is 14 yards away, staring.
One of the tools he uses to mottle his canvas surfaces is piano wire. The structure of the canvas, Fonseca claims, is built up systematically from Golden Sections and the interconnection of painted forms.
The Canadians were hanged from meat hooks in the wall while being slowly choked by piano wire.
Come to think about it, I often wondered about my dad's unexplained fall down the basement stairs many years ago--especially after I found a roll of piano wire in my mother's sewing basket.
So they strung nearly invisible piano wire across the highways leading into Germany.