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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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Following his lawyer's advice, Tong dodged several questions during the inquiry, forcing chairman Abraham Shek to cut short the session.
Tong was trending globally on the social networking site after his remarks triggered outrage.
Mr Kenneth Tong you keep telling people to lose weight.
Tong Tong was foolish to attempt suicide, if he dies or is badly injured, he would leave his family in a worse financial state.
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.
The researchers still have 38 eggs from Tong Tong, along with her chest muscles and milk-gland cells, which were frozen for future use in cloning techniques.
Taipei, April 23, 2012 (CENS) -- Tong Yang Industrial Co.
SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tong Yang Securities Inc.
19, 2012 (CENS) -- Major auto-parts supplier Tong Yang Industrial Co.