lazy tongs


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lazy tongs

pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Tongs having a jointed extensible framework operated by scissorslike handles, used for grasping an object at a distance.

lazy tongs

pl n
(Tools) a set of tongs with extensible arms to allow objects to be grasped or handled at a distance

la′zy tongs`


n.
extensible tongs for grasping objects at a distance.
[1830–40]
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