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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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On larger plants it is easier to do this with a pair of shears.
With proper care, a decent pair of shears should last a lifetime.
When paper bales go to the mill, they are conveyed for cutting, often done by either a person with a pair of shears or by an automated saw that cuts the wires," says Harris.
They are prepared to misbehave, and fail to concentrate to the point where someone lops off their wedding tackle with a pair of shears - and that's about as stupid as it gets.
And if my luck holds, I've made a hole big enough to insert a pair of shears, and I can cut around the box without ending up with a loose-leaf book.
Some manufacturers don't sell parts but may replace a broken pair of shears under the warranty; ask your dealer.
In 2008, BOLT BARBERS(TM) Founder and Entrepreneur, "Mohawk" Matt Berman, traded a corporate marketing job & his PC, Blackberry, and Bluetooth for a pair of clippers, a straight edge razor, and a pair of shears.
In the clip, the pensioner appears to be clutching what looks like either a pair of shears or a cross.
scars a with By then, my wife's words had settled in the ears of a young man with a smile as wide as a circus ring, whose admirable beef had been directed towards a pair of shears and an unyielding bush of brambles on the other side of the fence.
The grave covers known as cross slabs are decorated with swords, crosses and emblems including a pair of shears to signify a housewife, and are related to figures in the history of the village.
His beard and moustache had been cut by a pair of shears.
Hours, days, years spent with a pair of shears and a piece of chalk, endlessly cutting out suits he would never be able to afford to wear and probably wouldn't have wanted to anyway.