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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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The CEO should not give Tong Tong special privileges as this would be unfair to the rest of the 64 workers who were retrenched too.
In addition, Tong Tong should not be allowed to continue working because he might be too traumatised by the incident.
Selectivity of dredges versus patent tongs with respect to demographics has not been rigorously examined in Virginia waters, especially in shell-poor substrates where tongs dig deeply into buried shell material.
More recently, dredge stock assessments have been supplemented by annual patent tong surveys based on a stratified random sampling design.
From this moment, the MacLean brothers are marked men in the eyes of the vengeful Tongs.
Earlier this summer, a national survey(a) conducted for PAM for Grilling highlighted America's passion for grilling and found only a narrow gap between the sexes when it comes to firing up the backyard grill -- with men outpacing women just 59 to 52 percent in taking up the tongs at least once a week.
We recently were surprised to see a picture of strange scissors-like sugar tongs shaped like a long-armed Jesuit priest.