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wire wool

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning
wire woolˌwire ˈwool noun [uncountable] British English 🔊 🔊 DHCa mass of very thin pieces of wire, used for cleaning pans
Examples from the Corpus
wire woolShe felt a wire wool of beard on her chin, and realised she was seeing the world two-dimensionally.They are looking at some wire wool that has rusted.She chose the cooker and began to scrape its insides with wire wool.The inside of the fitting should be brushed out with a special wire brush and rubbed with wire wool.The more stubborn food particles can be removed by gentle scrubbing with wire wool.Before you replace it, clean the two pipe ends thoroughly with wire wool, then brush on flux.
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