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pliers

[′plī·ərz]
(design engineering)
A small instrument with two handles and two grasping jaws, usually long and roughened, working on a pivot; used for holding small objects and cutting, bending, and shaping wire.

pliers

A hand tool, pincer-like, with scissors action, usually with serrated jaws; used for gripping, holding, bending, and cutting.
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For new anglers looking to join a crew of more experienced anglers: A good start would be to be "that guy" who always has a good pair of fishing pliers, a line cutter, and a pair of braid snips instantly on hand.
His attacker "grabbed the inner part of my nose with the pliers with two hands.
A new chainmaille plier tool kit--designed to let users easily pick up, open and close, and manipulate jump rings comfortably without wrist strain and excessive neck bending--has been introduced by Xuron Corporation, Saco, Maine.
The study was based on null hypothesis that there is no difference between site of bond failure between these pliers and bond failure mainly occurs at bracket adhesive interference.
The Master Pliers is also currently in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Included in the 1940 catalog were 15 planes, 13 screwdrivers, 10 hammers, nine squares, seven levels and six pairs of pliers.
Sometimes I use round-nose pliers to shape the trunks, but most of the time I just use my hands and allow the little imperfections that actually make each tree perfect.
31, 2012 (CENS) -- Consistently dedicated to the development of high-quality, reasonably-priced pliers and cable cutters for DIY use, Li Yao Industrial Co.
CHANNELLOCK HAS BEEN A household name for three-quarters of a century, and the average consumer likely can't separate the brand name from the tongue-and-groove pliers that made the name famous.
I don't want to use any pliers or tools that will ruin or mar the knurling or finish on the magazine caps
London, March 19 (ANI): A British man has spotted an enormous pair of pliers flying over a West Bromwich residential street - on Google Street View.
Included are a Micro-Shear[R] flush cutter to make perfectly square cuts and two variations of pliers: one long needle-nose, which is precise enough to pick up a human hair and strong enough for wire forming, and a flat nose pliers that is ideally suited for holding, bending and forming.