Sheep shears

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shears in which the blades form the two ends of a steel bow, by the elasticity of which they open as often as pressed together by the hand in cutting; - so called because used to cut off the wool of sheep.

See also: Sheep

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NEW Farmers Union of Wales offices in Dolgellau were declared open in appropriate fashion - by cutting a ribbon with sheep shears.
More than 500 people saw her cut a ribbon at the entrance to the store with a pair of sheep shears.
The eldest competitor, and owner of the offending dog called Fly, was presented with a cup and set of sheep shears by the prince.