pair of pincers


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Noun1.pair of pincers - a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for graspingpair of pincers - a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
roach clip, roach holder - metal tweezers used by marijuana smokers to hold a roach
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The general presented the ambassador with a rich robe, and returned this gallant answer: "That he and his fellow-soldiers were come with an intention to drive Mahomet out of these countries, which he had wrongfully usurped; that his present design was, instead of returning back the way he came, as Mahomet advised, to open himself a passage through the country of his enemies; that Mahomet should rather think of determining whether he would fight or yield up his ill-gotten territories, than of prescribing measures to him; that he put his whole confidence in the omnipotence of God and the justice of his cause, and that to show how just a sense he had of Mahomet's kindness, he took the liberty of presenting him with a looking-glass and a pair of pincers.
Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
Next he opened the dead man's mouth, and by the help of a pair of pincers drew the bone from his throat.
The same silence, and then, ere the host could oppose his design, Grimaud seized a pair of pincers he perceived in a corner and forced the bolt.
Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers, and took it off, and took it away.