curling tongs

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curling tongs

pl n
(Hairdressing & Grooming) a metal scissor-like device that is heated, so that strands of hair may be twined around it in order to form curls. Also called: curling iron, curling irons or curling pins
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curling tongs

, (US) curling iron
plLockenschere f, → Brennschere f; (electric) → Lockenstab m

curling tongs

curling irons (Am) npl (for hair) → arricciacapelli m inv
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She wore a dirty apron, and the sleeves of her cotton dress were turned up above her elbows; she had curling pins in her hair.
"I did not have to ask what he meant, no sleeping that night, total darkness, bombs dropping everywhere; me, with my tin hat on top of my curling pins, wondering where the next one was going to land.
"We laugh now, but at the time it was hair-raising despite the curling pins."