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Wiredraw \Wire"draw`\, v. t. [imp. Wiredrew; p. p. Wiredrawn; p. pr. & vb. n. Wiredrawing.] [1913 Webster]
To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel. [1913 Webster]
Hence, to draw by art or violence. [1913 Webster] My sense has been wiredrawn into blasphemy. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Hence, also, to draw or spin out to great length and tenuity; as, to wiredraw an argument. [1913 Webster] Such twisting, such wiredrawing, was never seen in a court of justice. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
(Steam Engine) To pass, or to draw off, (as steam) through narrow ports, or the like, thus reducing its pressure or force by friction. [1913 Webster]

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