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shears

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Gardening
shearsshears /ʃɪəz $ ʃɪrz/ noun [plural] 🔊 🔊 shears.jpg DLGTICa heavy tool for cutting, like a big pair of scissors 🔊 Sam was trimming the hedge with a pair of garden shears.
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shearsHe picked up a thick pair of cutting shears and trimmed a betel nut.Because it is ripstop, and fraying is therefore limited, pinking shears would only be decorative and not at all necessary.Cattle are raised for slaughter, sheep for the shears.These shears are not generally available to the public, so take this opportunity to acquire a pair now.With shears from her basket, the Pysillian trimmed the wick, to steady it.You will go through our comic, existential garden with your shears and you will never water the lupins.pair of ... shearsMadeleine picked up a pair of pinking shears and began to slice through the material.He picked up a thick pair of cutting shears and trimmed a betel nut.
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