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synonyms for tongs

  • forceps
  • pliers
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How to use tongs in a sentence

And one of the seraphims flew to me, and in his hand was a live coal, which he had taken with the tongs off the altar.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The children played and carried hot stones with tongs made of sticks.
THE LATER CAVE-MENKATHARINE ELIZABETH DOPP
Use the butter-knife, salt-spoon, and sugar-tongs as scrupulously when alone, as if a room full of people were watching you.
THE LADIES' BOOK OF ETIQUETTE, AND MANUAL OF POLITENESSFLORENCE HARTLEY
I could not stop to retrieve the question papers with a pair of tongs—as I might, had I not been hurried.
RUTH FIELDING AT COLLEGEALICE B. EMERSON
I took the rabbit with a pair of tongs; the others had handled their baits and pug crept round 'em and nosed the trick.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO MENDCHARLES READE
The baron made a sign, and ten peasants ran to the cottage of Finette, who very obligingly lent them her gold tongs.
LABOULAYE'S FAIRY BOOKVARIOUS
He chuckled at the vision of the old lady's slow progress down the narrow passage, with the tongs held straight out before her.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
My old mother read the first chapter and marched down with it in the tongs and put it in the kitchen fire.
HAPPY HOUSEBETSEY RIDDLE, FREIFRAU VON HUTTEN ZUM STOLZENBERG
I believe the fellow wears stays, and curls his hair with tongs.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
He turned and poked the fire with a huge pair of old-fashioned tongs.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TONGS

  • forceps
  • pliers
  • tongs
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