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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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2 Carefully open the jump rinse with a pair of pliers.
He slaughters using improvised weapons such as a syringe, a power-saw and a pair of pliers.
Secure one bunch at a time, closing the clamp over stem ends with your hands or a pair of pliers.
A DISTRAUGHT tot badly gashed herself on a rusty pair of pliers left in her toy box by a bungling TV repair man.
The shaft requires no preparation or pretreatment, making installation fast and straightforward; the only tools needed are a mallet, a pair of pliers and the fitting tool supplied with the sleeve.
If I was Andrew Strauss or Andrew Flintoff the first items of kit in my bag would be a chisel and a pair of pliers.
A woman told 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.
Small pair of pliers If you have cold fingers and something fiddly needs attention, pliers can do most jobs well and quickly.
Then push the new connector into the end of the hose and crimp the metal tabs down firmly and evenly onto the hose with a pair of pliers.
1 Find a coat hanger and using a pair of pliers, bend it to look like the drawing.
This tool works like a pair of pliers, cuts wire, pounds nails and pulls out fencing nails.
Grip the tang in the center of the fuel cap with a pair of pliers and pull the screen cap out.