tong


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tong

(formerly) a Chinese secret society or association, esp one popularly assumed to engage in criminal activities
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Gradgrind faintly looked at the tongs, as the most appropriate thing her imbecility could think of doing.
"There, now I'll take off the papers and you'll see a cloud of little ringlets," said Jo, putting down the tongs.
I'm so sorry, but the tongs were too hot, and so I've made a mess," groaned poor Jo, regarding the little black pancakes with tears of regret.
We recognised each other with a laugh, and presently were at it, hammer and tongs. I may say that we were all fairly intimate friends, and thus had the advantage of entire liberty of speech.
``a touch of my cord will make him roar as loud as the tongs of St Dunstan himself did.
Tongs, pincers, large ploughshares, filled the interior of the furnace, and glowed in a confused heap on the coals.
In your place, I wouldn't touch him with a pair of tongs!"
Then turning to the fire James seized the tongs, "and under his feet he mightily brast up a blank of the chamber,"* and leaping down into the vault beneath he let the plank fall again into its place.
A newly formed campaign group opposing large-scale development off the M54 in Tong has gained the backing of a historic walking association.
SUPERSTAR DJ Pete Tong brought iconic dance anthems to life at Swansea's Singleton Park last night, with the help of a 65-piece orchestra.
The idea of mixing floor fillers with classical instruments may sound a bit "Pete Tong" - but then the legendary DJ is a man who knows his stuff.
People living in Tong and surrounding areas claim they are suffering because of the expansion of the Black Country.