She flipped a few strands of her blond hair back in place.
Each cable has 19 strands of 278 parallel steel wires, 7 B.W.G.
Using these buoys to guide the direction of tow, a grapnel, a species of fivepronged anchor, attached to a strong compound rope formed of strands of steel and manila, is lowered to the bottom and dragged at a slow speed, as it were ploughing a furrow in the sea bottom, in a line at right angles to the cable route, until the behaviour of the dynamometer shows that the cable is hooked.
He'd never seen art of this kind, only the statues of his father's court and the multi-hued strands used to decorate homes.
She extracted the few filament-like strands and held them in her fingertips.