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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Cecilia, when you have done devouring those tarts with your eyes, take that pair of scissors
He flour- ished, in his trembling hand, on the end of a fore- arm no thicker than a walking-stick, a shining pair of scissors which he tried before my very eyes to jab at his throat.
Then Harris tried to open the tin with a pocket-knife, and broke the knife and cut himself badly; and George tried a pair of scissors, and the scissors flew up, and nearly put his eye out.
Cut my shirt away from the collar; there's a pair of scissors on that table.
One could use an elephant as a paper-weight, and a crocodile as a pair of scissors!"
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.
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.
We did find her, with a pair of scissors in her hand, outblooming the flowers that she was trimming.
I speak to those who know the satisfaction of making a pair of scissors meet through a duly resisting mass of hair.
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.