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  • nouncutters
  • nouncutting instrument

synonyms for shears

  • clippers
  • nippers
  • scissors
  • snips
  • hedge clippers
  • snippers
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How to use shears in a sentence

The objects in the engraving are probably the shears, comb, ladle, and an unknown instrument used for cleansing wool.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
I have always thought of the shears by its Gaelic name, but it is past my power to spell it.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
If you take a pair of shears, close and open them and then try to pronounce the sound you hear, you will have the Gaelic name.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Swiftly but carefully the shears went snipping along her back and down the sides.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
It was doubtless a great improvement on the old shears—the kind that memory associates with boyish haircuts.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
The sides of this notch can be cut with a pair of tinner's shears, and the end can be cut with a sharp cold-chisel.
THE BOY MECHANIC, BOOK 2VARIOUS
The hag, again opening her shears, was already approaching the web anew, when she saw the shadow of Carlino.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
The seventeenth century—with the exception of the Dutch—had set nature in order with the garden shears.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
The Lieutenant turned toward the Deacon, and the barber picked up his shears and made a step in that direction.
SI KLEGG, BOOK 2 (OF 6)JOHN MCELROY
Never touch it with the pruning-shears unless you want to spoil it.
AMATEUR GARDENCRAFTEBEN E. REXFORD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SHEARS

  • garden clipper
  • hedge clipper
  • shears
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