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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]
Drug slang A regional term for marijuana
Surgery An instrument with 2 opposing cutting blades

scissors

Surgery An instrument with 2 opposing cutting blades. See Dissecting scissors.

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]
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"He ripped up my nightdress with a pair of scissors, it was lying on the floor.
"A pair of scissors was found and he stated they were for 'protection'.
"In the middle of the changing room is a physio table with a pair of scissors on it and I picked up this pair of scissors and went for him.
The petitioner, who described the respondent as troublesome and aggressive, alleged that she assaulted him by stabbing him on the stomach with a pair of scissors.
Rose was arrested and was found to be in possession of the stun gun, said to be "capable of delivering a high-powered, electrical shock", and a pair of scissors.
ISLAMABAD -- Doctors at Pims on Friday removed a pair of scissors from the belly of a patient, where it was left during a caesarean delivery conducted at a private hospital last year.
ISLAMABAD:Doctors at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) removed a pair of scissors from a patient's belly after a five-hour operation on Friday.
A 34-year-old who left a man with life-threatening injuries after stabbing him in the neck with a pair of scissors inNotting Hillhas been jailed for nearly seven years.
A 57-year-old woman in China survived miraculously after a huge pair of scissors lodged into her head.
Summary: Suspect denies stabbing victim with pair of scissors in his neck following heated argument