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guy wire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guy wire a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent)
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Usage

In literature:

Combining these two forms of knowledge enabled Fry Guy to bootstrap his way up to a new form of wire-fraud.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Trussing with Guy Wires.
"Flying Machines" by W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
The young inventor went over every bolt, brace, stay, guy wire and upright.
"Tom Swift and his Sky Racer" by Victor Appleton
He concluded by reinforcing the canvas with additional guys of odd pieces of rope and bailing-wire.
"The Valley of the Moon" by Jack London
Came in here yesterday and sent a wire to some guy to meet her somewhere.
"Flappers and Philosophers" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Supported by high parallel bars, which were doubtless in turn supported by strong guy wires, were the aerials of a radiophone.
"Curlie Carson Listens In" by Roy J. Snell
Spidery lookin' affairs, ain't they, when you get close to, with all them slim wire guys?
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Sometimes it is necessary to brace them with guy wires or wooden braces.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson
Standing out among the tree-tops were the long cross-bars of steel, and from them ran the "guy" wires to the ground below.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
The guy-wires should be made of very fine wire, since heavy wire would be entirely out of proportion.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
Every second pole is guyed with a wire and braced with a pole.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
The guy-wire had slipped.
"The Corner House Girls in a Play" by Grace Brooks Hill
Had the guy been fiddling with my door, wiring a bomb?
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Guy wires, shown in the figure, are applied so as to stiffen the whole apparatus.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Thus, the wires served the double function of aerial and guy wires.
"The Radio Boys' Search for the Inca's Treasure" by Gerald Breckenridge
A guy-wire passed across in front, close to his chest, so he was now fastened in.
"Boy Scouts in the Northwest" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The voice would have been drowned by the roar of the gale, while wire-shroud and chain-guy shrilled in wild harmonies.
"The Coast of Adventure" by Harold Bindloss
The ends of the added wires were firmly secured at their anchorage, and the completed cable at length re-enforced by guy-ropes.
"Eye Spy" by William Hamilton Gibson
Iron stakes hold the bottom, while guy wires steady the top.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
Steve leaped over to where the lower end of the guy-wire was anchored and braced himself to meet the shock.
"The Iron Boys in the Steel Mills" by James R. Mears
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In news:

Defending Wi-Fi networks against hackers and freeloaders has some IT guys pining for good, old-fashioned wires.
The crop duster plane hit cell phone tower guy wires near Highway 50, outside of Lakin Monday morning.
He just sounds like a guy you can trust to handle the hot wires.
Bid to Replace Guy-Wire with Monopole Moves Ahead in Noyac.
Amarillo man dies after motorcycle travels up guy-wire, snaps transmission pole.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Colorado Springs police say they've caught two guys responsible for stealing more than $20,000 in copper wire out of city-owned light poles.
While I like all our "Guys Read" or "Guys Lit Wire" sites here in the US, the UK has us beat in the moniker department.
How can a guy, let alone a cop, be wired with such a sick appetite.
On-screen Jamie Hector is known for playing heartless bad guys—most notably the role of Marlo Stanfield on HBO's The Wire —but in real-life, the Brooklyn-born actor is actually a good guy with a heart of gold.
If you can call it winning -- of the Wired News saddest- cubicles contest is David Gunnells, an IT guy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Bid to Replace Guy -Wire with Monopole Moves Ahead in Noyac.
My car has been abused by a guy wire, a shopping cart and a brick wall not to mention hail balls from hell and occasional muddy dogs.
The News Sentinel reported that the Associated Press and United Press wire services initially estimated 3,000 to 5,000 people attended the rally but boosted the number to 15,000 after state GOP Chairman Guy.
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