Failing in that, it generally shears off a limb before it sheers away.
I should not be far off then; there went but a pair of sheers and a bodkin between us.
She has badly overrun her station, and sheers to the left of our leading ship.
Drop it when I tell you and let the kedge go after she sheers!
For this purpose the smallest chain-cable was used, the rudder being raised from the deck by means of sheers.
When the plates are thin enough, make them red hot once more, and cut them into small bits with a pair of sheers.
All light has gone out from her, and the "Rodeur" sheers away, leaving her to an unknown fate, for never again is she heard from.
Also, a rope extended from the head of sheers, and made fast at a distance on each side to steady them.
An old ship fitted with sheers, &c., and used for taking out and putting in the masts of other vessels.
She contrives to let him know that she is free, and the youth, whose pet hobby is hopeless passion, at once sheers off in alarm.