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Ice tongs

When iceboxes were used that required blocks of ice for cooling, ice was generally sold in blocks weighing twenty-five, fifty, or one hundred pounds. Ice tongs were used to grip those blocks when they were to be moved.
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Noun1.Ice tongs - tongs for lifting blocks of iceice tongs - tongs for lifting blocks of ice  
pair of tongs, tongs - any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
plural, plural form - the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
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