pull wires

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Verb1.pull wires - influence or control shrewdly or deviouslypull wires - influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor"
act upon, influence, work - have and exert influence or effect; "The artist's work influenced the young painter"; "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"
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After the conduit and boxes are mounted, you push or pull wires into them, and connect the wires to the switches, outlets, lights or other devices you're installing.
Luke Williams, 21, was spotted trying to pull wires from a closed circuit camera at the top of a pole in Blackwood.
With the ability to stream two stereo streams from one audio source to several receivers, the CC8530 will enable exciting new use cases for wireless headsets and multichannel home audio applications, such as surround sound speaker systems with no need to pull wires across the house, and headphones that easily switch between two audio streams coming from one stereo system.
The robotic system we are using for catheter ablation essentially consists of a steerable sheath containing the catheter that has several pull wires attached to it.