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scis·sors

(siz'ŏrz), Avoid using the backformation scissor as a singular noun meaning 'pair of scissors'.
An instrument with two blades, moving on a pivot, that cut against each other.
Synonym(s): shears
[L. scindo, pp. scissus, to cut]

scis·sors

(siz'ŏrz)
An instrument with two blades, moving on a pivot, which cut against each other.
Synonym(s): shears.
[L. scindo, pp. scissus, to cut]

shears

cutting instruments for the removal of wool—sheep shears, or for trimming the hooves of sheep and goats—hoof shears.

hoof shears
a rugged pair of shears like secateurs but with sharp-pointed blades. The spring in the handle keeps the blades open and pressing the handles shut operates the shears.
plaster shears
see plaster shears.
sheep shears
1. hand shears are sharp-pointed, with wide blades and have a spring at the handle which opens the blades. They have to be closed to cut the wool.
2. mechanical or power shears are driven by a rotating, flexible shaft converting to a reciprocating movement of a cutter in a comb at right angles to the shearer's hand; the cutter and comb comprise the handpiece.
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Our new series of EC Scrap Shears offers flexibility, lower energy consumption, greater operating reliability and ease of maintenance that surpasses that of any other scrap shear available today," he remarks.
Six trenches totalling 1410 feet (430 m), were hand dug across the Carmen (main) shear zone at 300 foot (100 m) intervals over lengths ranging from 190 to 280 feet (58 to 85 m).
These shears can handle all types of mild steel, bar, wire and cable, various metal products, plates and tubes," the company notes in a news release.
Six rock samples were taken from the newly discovered shears, all of which were anomalous in gold.
McIntyre shears in stock at the company's facility in Fort Worth while also holding a spare parts inventory to offer "excellent back-up support for the McIntyre shear range.
Because not every location has a heavy-duty shredder or stationary shear, mobile shears are a popular and important addition to a scrap yard operation.
Genesis XP Series shears, available in 14 models and sizes, offer a bolt-on piercing tip that, according to company president Bruce Bacon, will help shear owners dramatically.
Here, too, technology plays a role, as Harris can call on a combination of its experienced machinists and metal-workers using engineered systems and processes to make Harris balers, shears and shredders for scrap recyclers.
The competitive attachment market has produced an impressive variety of grapples, shears, magnets and other tools that are often designed to accomplish a combination of tasks.
Although McIntyre shears are well established in America, this is the first shipment to the U.
Combining two empirical equations for the stud shear connection in precast decks an empirical model (4) was proposed to evaluate the shear strength considering filling material in shears pockets, bedding height and stud spacing.
Gareth also enjoyed a series of wins at shearing competitions such as Lampeter Shears, and at shows such as the Great Yorkshire.