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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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So angrily--I look inside of me I stand defiantly--though mentally my mind's a catastrophe I prep to fight this sitch I now exist in--keep persisting Push my heart and my soul beyond reason You think Imma fail, check your facts, son I'm the queen of the hill, bitch, keep respectin' The baddest bitch in the camp, I'm Tong Tran, man Understand--if ya wanna step to me I'll knock you on your ass
Following his lawyer's advice, Tong dodged several questions during the inquiry, forcing chairman Abraham Shek to cut short the session.
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In addition, Tong Tong should not be allowed to continue working because he might be too traumatised by the incident.
While the torture of his lead characters undeniably creates an underlying serious tone to FUBAR and Pete Tong, Dowse's purpose is to make people laugh.
Patent tong data are absolute density data (numbers of oysters per unit area).
Unfortunately, Edie's replies to Tong did not survive, and therefore Bassett only had the letters Tong sent to Edie during his time in the trenches.
I salute you, Spike Milligan, and have a message from all your faithful listeners: Ying tong, ying tong, ying tong, ying tong, ying tong yiddle i po.