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pliers

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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plierspli‧ers /ˈplaɪəz $ -ərz/ noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 pliers.jpg TZa small tool made of two crossed pieces of metal, used to hold small things or to bend and cut wire 🔊 a pair of pliers
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pliersEight women sent away for instruction booklets, pliers, beads, crosses and hundreds of feet of wire.He put down is pliers and looked up at her.They should now be secured by carefully bending their leads, using long-nosed pliers, at right angles as shown.Mr Reaves himself likens his operation to tinkering on a Model A Ford with screwdrivers and a pair of pliers.The valve can still be operated by gripping the stub in a pair of pliers, but it will defeat small children.He had to know when the pliers clamped down, so he could start the count.This has often meant having to use pliers and then replacing the staples with new ones.His teeth were extracted with pliers and he was dragged by the tail of a galloping horse.pair of pliersMr Reaves himself likens his operation to tinkering on a Model A Ford with screwdrivers and a pair of pliers.I went down to the cellar to find a pair of pliers.The valve can still be operated by gripping the stub in a pair of pliers, but it will defeat small children.One of them was holding the longest pair of pliers Dorcas had ever seen.To cure the fault, gently squeeze the segments of the female terminal together with a small pair of pliers.Hand me that pair of pliers , please.
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