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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.

tongs

long-handled, about 3 feet, shaped like pincers with knobs on the ends of the grasping blades. Applied by standing behind the subject in a confined space and closing the jaws to grasp the animal's head just below the ears. Used for restraint of pigs and similarly built animals up to about 100 lb body weight.
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Fry the peppers two at a time, turning them with a pair of tongs, or two spoons until the coating is golden.
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.
Each station had more everyday scientific applications relating to bigger elements, as well as an explanation of the science of, say, how Magneto's powers demonstrate north-south polarity, why Iceman's frosty hands get wet when you touch them, or how difficult it is to tie a shoe with a pair of tongs, simulating Doc Ock's prosthetics.
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.
She's introduced the Lakewood Ranch ladies to at least one novel and easy recipe: a no-bake cookie that involves slathering Ritz crackers with peanut butter, dipping the peanut butter and Ritz cracker sandwiches in melted chocolate with a pair of tongs and popping them into the refrigerator until they harden.
Whereas other restriction enzymes grip DNA like a pair of tongs, "this enzyme grabs it in a kind of sliding motion, so the two subunits slide past each other" like scissors' blades, says Aggarwal.
In a rare sighting, Cripe nabbed Sparky with a pair of tongs.
e drawer had been jammed because a pair of tongs had opened inside.
If it's a "yes" they carve the meat for you there and then, and you collect it with a pair of tongs.
the Japanese would wander around the pedestrian bridges that links the market to Magsaysay Avenue, Abanao Street and lower Session Road, carrying a large black garbage bag and a pair of tongs.
Similarly, many New York bartenders still work barehanded, dropping limes into gin-and-tonics but keeping a pair of tongs handy for visits by inspectors, said Aaron Smith, executive director of the U.