Wire, is a cylindrical piece of gold, silver, copper, iron, or other metal, forced and drawn through holes of an iron frame: it is made of Various sizes, according to the poses for which it is designed. Although considerable quantifies of this article are manufactured in Britain, yet they are inadequate to supply the market: hence, it becomes necessary to import large parcels of wire, which is subject, to various duties. Thus, brass and copper-wire pays the sum of 2l. 17s. 5 1/2d. per cwt. : iron-wire, 3l. 3s. 6 1/2d. per cwt.: latten-wire, 21. 18s. 3 1/2d. per cwt. : steel-wire, 11d. per lb. : virginal-wire, if of brass or copper, 81. 1s. 7 1/2d. per cwt.; but, if it be made of iron, it is subject to the charge of 8l. 2s. 9 1/2d. per cwt. By the 10 Ann, c. 26. §.65 ; the 15 Geo. II c. 20; and the 22 Geo. II. c.36, gold and silver wire is prohibited to be imported, on pain of forfeiting the goods, and incurring a fine of 1001. The stat. 13 and 14 Car. II. c. 19, also prohibits the importation of curd-wire, or iron-wire employed in making wool-rank, on forfeiting the goods or their value: and, if any wire, smaller than fine-fine, or superfine, or any wool-cards, or other wares made of iron-wire, be imported, excepting from Ireland, they are liable to be seized.