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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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The items were recovered and a pair of pliers were found in the aisle."
The vehicle was chased, but its driver managed to escape and throw a pair of pliers out of the window.
AN angler was saved from the jaws of an 11ft alligator when his son threw a pair of pliers at its head.
A MAN who was armed with two knives, a hammer, a pair of pliers and two screwdrivers for "protection" has been jailed for eight months.
A WOMAN told yesterday how she got a friend to pull out one of her teeth with a pair of pliers and filmed the gruesome process on a mobile phone after failing to find an NHS dentist.
A test light, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver should suffice for this job.
``He found a pair of pliers and used them to pinch his nose and then his left little finger,'' the judge said.
Former Territorial Army soldier Ian Boynton, 42, took drastic action with a pair of pliers because he could not find a dentist who would treat him on the NHS.
As a last resort, I could forget all about the anaesthetic and just rip out the teeth with a pair of pliers. That'll cost a tenner.'
He was about to board a flight to Seattle from Heathrow's terminal four when he is alleged to have been carrying a three-inch lock knife, a pair of pliers and a screwdriver.
MACHINE worker Jason Morris was yesterday cleared of pulling out 18 of his girlfriend's teeth with a pair of pliers.
A MAN died from blood poisoning after trying to pull out his own tooth with a pair of pliers.