pair of scissors


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Noun1.pair of scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting bladespair of scissors - an edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
blade - the flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
clipper - scissors for cutting hair or finger nails (often used in the plural)
compound lever - a pair of levers hinged at the fulcrum
edge tool - any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)
shears - large scissors with strong blades
snuffers - scissors for cropping and holding the snuff of a candlewick
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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Miss de Sor, allow me to apologize for the mean manner in which this school is carried on; the knives and forks are counted and locked up every night)--I say take that pair of scissors, Cecilia, and carve the cake, and don't keep the largest bit for yourself.
Over her simple white lawn dress she wore an apron with pink and white checks, and in one hand she held a pair of scissors.
He rose from his seat, and walked to the window, apparently from not knowing what to do; took up a pair of scissors that lay there, and while spoiling both them and their sheath by cutting the latter to pieces as he spoke, said, in a hurried voice,
In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground.
The pleasantness of the morning had induced him to walk forward, and leave his horses to meet him by another road, a mile or two beyond Highbury and happening to have borrowed a pair of scissors the night before of Miss Bates, and to have forgotten to restore them, he had been obliged to stop at her door, and go in for a few minutes: he was therefore later than he had intended; and being on foot, was unseen by the whole party till almost close to them.
And while Cecily sat thus, diligently working a fraction sum on her slate, that base Cyrus asked permission to go out, having previously borrowed a pair of scissors from one of the big girls who did fancy work at the noon recess.
Tom followed Maggie upstairs into her mother's room, and saw her go at once to a drawer, from which she took out a large pair of scissors.
We did find her, with a pair of scissors in her hand, outblooming the flowers that she was trimming.
Bounderby sat looking at her, as, with the points of a stiff, sharp pair of scissors, she picked out holes for some inscrutable ornamental purpose, in a piece of cambric.
The latest news (two days old) follows the four-line sermon, under the pica headline "Telegrams"--these are "telegraphed" with a pair of scissors out of the AUGSBURGER ZEITUNG of the day before.
She grasped a pair of scissors greedily and stabbed the air with them.
It has the power of turning very shortly in the air, and in so doing opens and shuts its tail, sometimes in a horizontal or lateral and sometimes in a vertical direction, just like a pair of scissors.