This travelling-closet was an exact square, with a window in the middle of three of the squares, and each window was latticed with iron wire
on the outside, to prevent accidents in long journeys.
I have promised to dine at White's, but it is only with an old friend, so I can send him a wire
to say that I am ill, or that I am prevented from coming in consequence of a subsequent engagement.
Skeletons and skulls by the hundred were heaped against the wall of the church, held in position by a wire
that left the whole gruesome stack visible.
He was wholly absorbed in the making of a nondescript machine, a sort of crude harmonica with a clock-spring reed, a magnet, and a wire
In addition, Ogilvy's wire
to the Astronomical Exchange had roused every observatory in the three kingdoms.
Perhaps the men she carried had asked her to do too much, had stretched beyond breaking-point the enduring faithfulness which seems wrought and hammered into that assemblage of iron ribs and plating, of wood and steel and canvas and wire
, which goes to the making of a ship - a complete creation endowed with character, individuality, qualities and defects, by men whose hands launch her upon the water, and that other men shall learn to know with an intimacy surpassing the intimacy of man with man, to love with a love nearly as great as that of man for woman, and often as blind in its infatuated disregard of defects.
And they say (the starry choir And all the listening things) That Israfeli's fire Is owing to that lyre By which he sits and sings - The trembling living wire
Of those unusual strings.
This was a great length of wire
, "fine as human hair," coiled round a finely made wheel, which ran to a wondrous distance freely, and as lightly.
He was forced to write, but he sought to make his reply as casual as was possible without being offensive: he begged her not to wire
, since it was difficult to explain telegrams to his mother, an old-fashioned person for whom a telegram was still an event to excite tremor.
The audience dispersed at last, discussing how far they would enjoy crossing an abyss on a wire
There were books, rifles, revolvers, ammunition, cameras, chemicals, telephones, telegraph instruments, wire
, tool and more books--books upon every subject under the sun.
Have dismissed Cathcart for incompetence - road started - progress magnificent," he wired one week, and shortly afterwards a message came back - "Cathcart cables resigned - scheme impossible - shares dropping - wire