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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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LEARNING how to shear sheep is enjoying a big revival, with the first of the season's shearing training courses organised by the British Wool Marketing Board (BWMB) attracting record numbers.
The six-strong teams, who will tackle around 5,000 sheep during the event, are competing for prize money totalling pounds 13,000, which includes pounds 1,200 for the Golden Shears machine shearing champion.
During the spring and early summer he works as shearing instructor with the British Wool Marketing Board's shearing training team and wants to see more young people learn to shear under the guidance of professional instructors.
based Moros/North America, a distributor of Moros shears, which are manufactured in Spain.