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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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Donaldson and Martyn, both prisoners at HMP Aberdeen, deny threatening Nicola and threatening to pull Paul's teeth out with plyers.
Plyers or something similar used to turn key left on inside of lock and get in.
Morale among the plyers is really high and I feel confident in the ability of our squad over the rest of the season.
A compendium of the best Native flute plyers in 'Indian Country' today, this CD from Makoche' Music is tremendous.