Tweezers

Part of speech: noun

Small pincers for tiny objects.

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Usage examples "tweezers":

  1. It was only a few hours until, working with knife and tweezers, the Sahib had all the mimosa thorns dug out of my back and legs, but it was many months before Djama Aout recovered partial use of his good right arm, and it may very well be generations before the story of his heroic deed ceases to be sung in Somali villages. - "The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier", Edgar Beecher Bronson.
  2. The collector should provide himself with a pointed stick and collecting tweezers, and must manage to pick up the specimens as best he can. - "Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects", C. V. Riley.
  3. If I seize one of its legs or a point of the skin with the tweezers, it suddenly shrivels and curls up and swells out again, as it does when in complete possession of its energies. - "More Hunting Wasps", J. Henri Fabre.