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pincer

[′pin·sər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A grasping apparatus, as on the anterior legs of a lobster, consisting of two hinged jaws.
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To show the wonderful strength of the front pair of pincers, I may mention, that Captain Moresby confined one in a strong tin-box, which had held biscuits, the lid being secured with wire; but the crab turned down the edges and escaped.
And when he'd caught the Crocodile, what doos oo think he did--'cause he'd got pincers in his pocket?"
In the rainy day he builds a work-bench, or gets his tool-box set in the corner of the barn-chamber, and stored with nails, gimlet, pincers, screwdriver and chisel.
'Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers, and took it off, and took it away.
"The teams worked in a pincer movement to find him," said a spokesman for Cairngorm MRT.
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He also added that plea bargain is the only way out of the current pincer of accountability, he also expressed resolve to play his part in eliminating the menace of corruption from the country.
A pincer movement by the NHS, the DWP and a local authority drove Penny Oliver to kill herself with the very drugs which got her into a spiral of debt.
AS the real Brexit negotiations begin enfeebled Theresa May is trapped in a pincer movement, fighting her ministers and Tory MPs on two fronts.
Local law enforcers launched a pincer move on Datuk Seri Najib Razak and his wife today, as commercial crime investigators called in the former prime minister at the same time graftbusters will question Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.
Taiwan could be caught in a pincer between two typhoons between June 8 and 13, but local forecasters said Wednesday it was still too soon to tell, with predictions different in each country.