scissors

Part of speech: noun

A cutting- implement with a pair of pivoted blades.

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Usage examples "scissors":

  1. We embraced each other, and he gave me the pike and a pair of scissors. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. It did well now, except that always at ten minutes to ten the hands would shut together like a pair of scissors, and from that time forth they would travel together. - "Sketches New and Old, Part 1.", Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
  3. She had finished, and was putting her needle and scissors in the sewing- basket on the table beside her, when she noticed the paper, which she had forgotten. - "The Re-Creation of Brian Kent", Harold Bell Wright.