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1. Something made of wire or wires.
2. Walking on a wire tightrope: acrobats skilled in wirework.
3. also wire work A technique used in film, television, or theater in which an actor is suspended from moving wires in order to aid in the performance of stunts, as when jumping, falling, or flying. In film and television, the wires are usually edited out so that they cannot be seen in the finished product.
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1. (Metallurgy) functional or decorative work made of wire
2. (Metallurgy) objects made of wire, esp netting
3. (Theatre) a special-effects technique in film or theatre in which actors are suspended from moving wires so that they appear to fly: the spectacular wirework of Chinese cinema.
4. (Film) a special-effects technique in film or theatre in which actors are suspended from moving wires so that they appear to fly: the spectacular wirework of Chinese cinema.
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fabrics or articles made of wire.
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Noun1.wirework - mesh netting made of wires
meshwork, meshing, network, mesh, net - an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
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His white mice live in a little pagoda of gaily-painted wirework, designed and made by himself.
A tall larder unit has wirework pull-out baskets, and there's an integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, along with plumbing and wiring for your washing The dual-aspect living room can be accessed from the hallway and the kitchen, and features French doors opening has a useful cloakroom by the front door.
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"Big Book of Weekend Beading" is divided into four general sections of quick beading projects: General Beading, Stringing, Bead Embroidery, and Wirework. There are eight or more beading projects in each section, with complete lists and color photos of materials, photo illustrated step by step instructions, and a finished project portrait photo.
Display stands are produced in batches to meet customer requirement for colour and branding and manufactured primarily from tubular steel square or round section--sheet steel and heavy gauge wirework. Batch quantities, depending on the promotion, can be in 10s or 100s.
With A wide range of stalls with many different handmade items incl., wirework by Bluebell Owl, Stix and Stones pebble art, plus personalised gifts from Cariad Crafts Criccieth, Missypinkx handbags and purses, homemade jam, pebble art, jewellery, hair bows and children's clothing.
Over and above that, we have snooker legend Steve Davis talking about DJing on the North Sea and Gary Tiplady, a James Bond henchman lookalike, on his surprising sideline as a wirework sculptor.
A set of earrings and rings is designed with stackable wirework with pave and marquis diamonds.
Graduate artists will also be in the churchyard all week creating work inspired by the cathedral's heritage: illustration, jewellery making, wirework, textile and ceramic.
Founder Nikki Sedacca has cultivated a following who cherishes her handcrafted, tactile wirework jewelry.
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