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noun as in pincers

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A liar has her tongue pulled out by an oversized pair of pliers.

He describes the piercing needles they allegedly poked under his toenails before ripping them off with pliers.

She had to go in with pliers and kind of break them up and ended up fishing them out like Martin does in the film.

Large and tightly fitted corks may be drawn by gripping the nails with a pair of pliers.

The pincers gripe, the pliers handle; the one is like the closed hand, the other like the fingers.

The pliers struck the blackness and rebounded as if they had hit a rubber wall.

A pair of pliers can be used to advantage in picking up the hot solder.

The little pliers caromed from the brace above him and sailed out toward the motor, beyond the ship.


On this page you'll find 3 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pliers, such as: forceps, and tongs.

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