wire cutters

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wire cutters

or

wire-cutters

pl n
(Tools) pliers designed for cutting wire with their jaws
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wire cutters

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No violence had occurred as yet, with the exception of the shooting of a few wire-cutters by the soldiers, but the people of the slums were starving and growing ominously restless.
Thieves believed to be armed with wire-cutters have ransacked a magical tourist attraction for children on Speyside.
Robert Lewis allegedly terrorised Magda Palos, 37, with 12in wire-cutters in front of her six-year-old daughter in the 7am raid.
* Gareth John O'Connell, 28, Oakfield Street, Cardiff, pleaded guilty to stealing clothes worth pounds 254.96 from Republic, and carrying wire-cutters in St Davids to cut off security tags.
The remains of the plastic was removed from his finger at Edinburgh's Sick Kids Hospital by nurses armed with wire-cutters.
YOBS armed with wire-cutters stampeded terrified horses out of a field to run the gauntlet of cars on a dimly-lit Nuneaton road.
MENDING AND FITTING A PLUG - Use flat wire-cutters to strip the cable and wire covers before you fit the plug.
He said: "Whoever did this has taken wire-cutters to cut the chain the box was attached to.
Our MLAs will be looking for a pair of wire-cutters destined for the Maze Conflict Resolution Centre's "historical breakouts" section to open up that "ringfence" surrounding all that Maze money.
Shaun Odam, aged 31, of Wordsworth Road, was also charged with having a torch and pair of wire-cutters for use in the course of or in connection with theft while not at his place of abode, and two counts each of driving while disqualified and using a vehicle without insurance.
They would have needed wire-cutters and a van,' he said.
"A number of people, including members of Ogra Sinn Fein, arrived at these towers with wire-cutters and whatever else with them.