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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Shepherds also find a pair of shears useful when they come across a solitary sheep that has escaped the shearer at shearing time.
Thus, brittle punching shear failure can occur owing to stress concentration near the column-slab joint.
The shear motion of a rolling shear mechanism is generally realized by means of the relative motion between the upper shear blade and the lower shear blade.
"My goal now is to shear in the Golden Shears final."
When you shear with hand shears, which are so convenient for a small number of sheep, you don't have to worry about electricity.
He has been shearing since he was 10 and attained six championships in New Zealand last year, followed by a top 20 position at the prestigious Golden Shears, where the cream of Kiwi shearers, the best in the world, come together for their national contest.
It was a superb result for the Golden Shears debutant, who came late to blade shearing and was up against the mighty South African team, which claimed a one-two in the event.
"Consumers are now educated on the various uses of shears," said Annette Garaghty, director of sales and marketing, Wusthof-Trident of America.
Shears (whether electric "clippers" or hand-shearing "blades'-their usual names) enter into the open area between the skin and where the wool forms into its fuzzy locks.
To raise plate for positioning on the shear, the operator pushes buttons and air lift ball transfers do the work.
For instance, Brian Baumann of B&B Wrecking & Excavating Inc., a Cleveland-based demolition company, has a fleet of 10 different shears of various sizes.