coal tongs


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Related to coal tongs: fire tongs
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Noun1.coal tongs - tongs for taking hold of burning coalscoal tongs - tongs for taking hold of burning coals
fire iron - metal fireside implements
pair of tongs, tongs - any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Then, in the bath, they'd turn him over and pinch his bottom with coal tongs.