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With a little ingenuity a set of fireirons—poker, tongs, and shovel—can be devised and constructed from match stales.
TOY-MAKING AT HOMEMORLEY ADAMS
Consider how exactly, how marvelously, indeed, its situation corresponds to that of a pair of tongs.
But the poker and tongs have but a bad life of it sometimes.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
"Then you're Dutch," sighed he, dropping me like a hot pair of tongs.
I began taking it out, egg by egg, at first with my fingers and then with the tongs from the dining-room fireplace.
THE COMFORTS OF HOMERALPH BERGENGREN
It really seemed to the little girl as if she sat before a great iron stove, with polished brass feet and brass shovel and tongs.
I could not see the package anywhere, but something was fizzing up the chimney, and Pettigrew had the tongs in his hand.
MY LADY NICOTINEJ. M. BARRIE
She would frown, and carrying it downstairs, as if she had it in the tongs, replace it on its book-shelf.
MARGARET OGILVYJ. M. BARRIE
She had taken up the tongs that hung by it, and was about to put it out, when she heard a gentle tap at the house-door.
When my fire went out, just because I had taken my eyes off it for a moment, I called it names and flung the tongs at it.
MY LADY NICOTINEJ. M. BARRIE

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