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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.
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No, what was dangling at the end of the tongs was a rat!
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Tong Tong could perhaps try to control his credit card spending after hearing the announcement from his CEO.
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Unlike standard mold-opening methods that involve prying the mold open with metal pry bars or screwdrivers, the tongs move vertically rather than laterally, avoiding damage to the mold.
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Dr Grant Tong, 36, a senior consultant anaesthetist, was questioned by police after he allegedly pushed the boy in the chest.
A BOOZY student slept through a full-scale fire evacuation after leaving his hair tongs on all night and setting off the alarm.
The Sterileware Mini-Tongs provide an economical, practical solution to applications demanding small-sized sterile tongs. Because of their low cost, these one-use tongs can be disposed of after use, eliminating cleaning and sterilizing procedures, as well as the risk of contamination.
Klale escapes her Guild and flees to a post-apocalyptic Vancouver, run by gangs called tongs and full of nameless dangers.
Frieling took a simple product and added a design twist with its Emsa Fit & Fresh Salad Tongs. They can be used like conventional tongs, or the handles can be combined and used as spring-loaded tongs.