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synonyms for scissors

  • clippers
  • shears
  • trimmer
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How to use scissors in a sentence

Taking the scissors from Violet's workbag, she cut the laundry bag carefully into two pieces, saving the cord for a clothesline.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
They were tangled, too, and Jess cut them off evenly by a string, with Violet's little scissors.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
Miss Rivers took up some brown leaves which she was cutting out with scissors, and shaping.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
“It comes from the dead,” said she, but she opened it at last, cutting round the large seal with a pair of scissors.
DAVID FLEMING'S FORGIVENESSMARGARET MURRAY ROBERTSON
At his belt he carries a pair of scissors to cut the long leaves of the green tobacco he smokes into the hollow of his hand.
THE NABOBALPHONSE DAUDET
"Now bring me my big scissors, that I may cut off this troublesome hair," cried Dame Ingeborg.
ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
Her touch-word, 'scissors,' spoiled his finest bon mots, and embittered his grandest entertainment—it was flame to tow.
ALONEMARION HARLAND
The last was shot out and cut off close behind, his lips shutting like a pair of scissors.
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
Sitting down by my desk, I could find neither my wax nor my silver candlestick, my scissors nor my ball of twine.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
At three o'clock Miss Naylor too came out, carrying a basket and pair of scissors.
VILLA RUBEIN AND OTHER STORIESJOHN GALSWORTHY
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SCISSORS

  • embrace
  • enfoldment
  • hug
  • scissors
  • squeeze
  • tight embrace
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