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  • Amazon says the new packaging eliminates 36 inches of steel-wire ties; 36 inches of folding carton materials; and 3 1/2 inches of molded styrene.

    One step closer to 'frustration-free' packaging

  • She had a decent Sony stereo set on a steel-wire hardware-store shelf unit, some CDs spilled around it.

    The Town

  • At the same moment, a dark hand snapped out and caught at her wrist with steel-wire strength.

    Firestorm

  • The flesh there was a tangle of thick muscle fibers twined around steel-wire ligaments, with very few sensory organs or other organized structures visible.

    Time's Enemy

  • Abdul ran a hundred meters and set it up on the simple steel-wire launcher.

    The Cardinal of the Kremlin

  • He sent Ferdinand lengthy, highly technical instructions on steel-wire extrusion, and in one such letter, commenting on the deficiency of a Roebling product already in service, there appears what may possibly be a touch of his old humor: Everybody is getting afraid of the carrier rope, so many wires are breaking in it and when they break they make such a noise you can hear it all over.

    The Great Bridge

  • All round the room coils of steel-wire were hanging.

    Chambers's Elementary Science Readers Book I

  • They were suspended from the hull by wooden struts streamline in shape, and fitted with internal steel-wire ropes; additional wire suspensions were also fitted to distribute the load over a greater length of the ship.

    British Airships, Past, Present, and Future

  • She was obliged to lay out a long steel-wire hawser, and heave herself over by means of her windlass, the engines working at full speed at the same time.

    Across China on Foot

  • This was spanned by two steel-wire carrying cables, secured above by "dead men" sunk in the soil, and below by a turn around a huge rock which outcropped amongst the tussock-grass on the flat, some fifty yards from the head of the boat harbour.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

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