The Collaborative Dictionary
Wiredraw \Wire"draw`\, v. t.
; p. p.
; p. pr.
& vb. n. Wiredrawing
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
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]
wiredrawn See wiredraw
, fine-drawn, fine-grained,
, slight-made, slim
, thin-bodied, thin-set,
, wasp-waisted, watered
, watered-down, watery