pincers


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pincers

A tool having two hinged jaws which can be closed tightly; used for gripping objects.
References in classic literature ?
The second stage set in when it became a physical pain like red-hot pincers wrenching her mind from her music.
The procurator wheeled round in affright; it seemed to him that pincers of iron had clutched his arm.
As for him, the need of accommodating himself to her nature, which was inflexible in proportion to its negations, held him as with pincers.
The front pair of legs terminate in very strong and heavy pincers, and the last pair are fitted with others weaker and much narrower.
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.
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.
She would undoubtedly have been one of those who would endure martyrdom and would have smiled when they branded her bosom with hot pincers.
To bypass human tremors and the need for large cuts for surgeons to get their hands on a deep organ, much smaller surgeon-guided robot prongs and pincers are increasingly being used for minimally invasive procedures.
Summary: Army brigadier general and colonel die in raid on jihadist hideout, as security forces close pincers on militants in Nile Delta.
It is yellow with a dark top and has lobster-like pincers.
The AA said that drivers have been caught between the pincers of a pound weakened against the dollar and soaring wholesale prices, both of which are due to stock market speculation, it said.