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pliers

(plī′ĕrz)
1. Commonly, a scissor-action, pointed-jawed tool for bending or cutting metal wires or grasping small objects.
2. In dentistry, a variety of instruments that have been shaped or adapted for special uses such as cutting arch wires or metal clasps, shaping metal crown details, applying cotton pledgets or rolls, carrying metal foils, tying ligatures, and placing or removing matrix bands.
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We went out and bought a pair of Mole grips. Moles beware.
John Lewis, 25, was chased by staff and passers-by when he was spotted stealing hammers and mole grips from a B&Q store in Middlefield, Falkirk.
Gerald Hanretty QC, prosecuting, said: "He picked up a pair of mole grips and hit her on the head with them."
Damien Butterworth hit his victim with a pair of mole grips when he would not hand over any money.
July 24 - Use mole grips to snap off door handle of garage door.
A burglar used mole grips to bend up a door handle thereby exposing the Euro cylinder lock and snapping it off.
Suspects used mole grips in attempt to force euro profile lock breaking back door handle but nothing stolen.
It is alleged the chopper's infra-red camera picked up the pair, both aged 20, throwing away items including mole grips, gloves and bags of cannabis.
One was arrested and a later search of the vehicle uncovered a pair of mole grips, pliers and screwdrivers - all equipment used in break-ins.