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tongs

 [tongz]
an instrument for grasping and holding, consisting of two arms joined by a hinge or pivot.
Gardner-Wells tongs U-shaped tongs used for spinal traction, having pressure--controlled pins that are inserted into the skull at opposite ends to permit application of a longitudinal force to the axis of the spinal column.
Gardner-Wells tongs. From McQuillan et al., 2002.
Vinke tongs a type of tongs used to exert skeletal traction on the skull, as in surgery for fractures or cervical vertebrae.
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Once that was accomplished the removal of the entire pair of tongs was made easy.
Fry the peppers two at a time, turning them with a pair of tongs, or two spoons until the coating is golden.
UPGRADE YOUR COOKIE JAR Display cookies in glass apothecary vessels with a pair of tongs.
So get yourself a quality bucket, and a pair of tongs or two.
It includes stainless steel tools with long wooden handles - a fork, a pair of tongs, four large skewers and a slice - plus a barbecue glove, a bristle brush for oils and marinades, and a handy apron.
His feeding habits fascinated me: frozen mice sold at pounds 1 a time by the local pet shop (never feed a snake wild mice, I was warned, they're full of toxins) are defrosted, reheated (never in the microwave, they explode) and fed from a pair of tongs to the ravenous reptile whose jaws open alarmingly wide to swallow the little mouseburger whole.
A serving spoon or pair of tongs fit easily into these wide-mouth jars.
Using a pair of tongs, dip the chicken into the crispy batter, remove and drain excess batter.
Also new for this year is the Party Box, a convenient carry pack featuring three different variants--Jim Beam [R] Barbecue Sauce, Jim Beam [R] Original Marinade and Jim Beam [R] Bold Steak sauce complete with a basting brush, and the Grill Towe' a combination of Jim Beam [R] Bold Steak Sauce, Jim Beam [R] Barbecue Sauce, a pair of tongs and a spatula.
Tips, tricks and techniques such as "To create a bubbling martini use a pair of tongs and place a marble sized piece of dry ice in the bottom of your glass before adding the liquid.
He adapted an implement that Morstede describes as a pair of tongs (which were "round and hollowish"), with which he grasped the arrow and triumphantly pulled it out.