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wire

1. noun, slang An electronic listening device, especially one that is surreptitiously worn or installed. They made me go through a metal detector to make sure I wasn't armed or wearing a wire. Wires have been planted all over the building, so we'll be able to hear every detail of their illicit schemes.
2. verb, slang To install an electronic listening device surreptitiously in (a room, building, etc.). What if they wired this room? Let's talk outside, just to be on the safe side. We need to get someone on the inside to wire the mob boss's compound.

wired

slang Overly excited, stimulated, or energetic. Please don't give the kids any sugar. I don't want them to get wired just before bed. The shock from the accident left me feeling really wired.
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wire

verb

wire

1. n. a spy smuggled into a place. Marlon thought Lefty was a wire.
2. tv. to install electronic eavesdropping equipment. Somebody wired the mayor’s office.
3. Go to (live) wire.

wired

1. mod. nervous; extremely alert. The guy is pretty wired because of the election.
2. and wired up mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Ken was so wired up he couldn’t remember his name.
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WATSON, COME HERE, I WANT YOU." Watson, who was at the lower end of the wire, in the basement, dropped the receiver and rushed with wild joy up three flights of stairs to tell the glad tidings to Bell.
As though the very stars in their courses were working for this young wizard with the talking wire, the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia opened its doors exactly two months after the telephone had learned to talk.
A wire had been strung from one end of the room to the other, and while Bell went to the transmitter, Dom Pedro took up the receiver and placed it to his ear.
He listened and learned what even he had not known before, that a solid metallic body could take up from the air all the countless varieties of vibrations produced by speech, and that these vibrations could be carried along a wire and reproduced exactly by a second metallic body.
Sir William Thomson and his wife ran back and forth between the two ends of the wire like a pair of delighted children.
Leaving me to go down to the cellar, he would rush wildly to the barn and begin to send me signals along his experimental wires. If I noticed any improvement in his machine, he would be delighted.
Once your hole is drilled, you can shove a glow rod through the hole, attach your wire to the eyelet at the end and pull it back through.
The compressed and expanded oblong shaped wire is positioned vertically and tightly woven to manufacture the Hoyt Hi-Rise Screen.
Intraoperatively, two 1.6 mm K-wires and an 18 gauge cerclage wire were used for the tension band construct.
Many new switches have small holes into which straight wire tips can be inserted to make the connections--a time-saving feature.
Non-electric, high-tensile smooth wire fencing relies on a series of tightly stretched wires with relatively small spacing intervals from about 6 to at least 52 inches off the ground (depending on animal type) to be effective.
Flores presents three different approaches to wire sculpture: contour projects, freestanding projects and mobiles, which, in reality, range toward hanging chimes.
TACOM LCMC wants to fix that by making the safety wire a PMCS item.
It is necessary for the surgical operator to work this very thin wire with minute force in order not to rupture the aneurysm or blood vessel by mistake.