purple wire

purple wire

(jargon, hardware)
Wire installed by IBM Field Engineers to work around problems discovered during testing or debugging. These are called "purple wires" even when (as is frequently the case) they are yellow.

Compare blue wire, yellow wire, and red wire.
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Layer vase with purple wire and rose petals then fill up with water.
As well as our step-by- step arrangement, here are three ideas to suit all price ranges: l Budget: Put purple wire coils in water and float 5-6 vibrant orange gerbera in a wide flat vase.