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  • n  a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
  • n  someone who plies a trade

  • An eyewitness at the prison where the man was held says members of the Fedayeen grabbed his tongue with pliers and sliced it off with a scalpel so he could not talk.
  • The Reds attacked Pfeiffer and one of his lieutenants with bicycle pumps, shoemaker's pliers and clubs.
  • The PowerLock is built around a pair of gears that give you extra leverage when you're plying your pliers; they also give the whole tool a deliciously smooth unfolding action--it's .

  • Jeff Bezos in Austin American-Statesman
    I shouldn't have to start each Christmas morning with a needle-nose pliers and wire cutters,said Jeff Bezos, the founder of and the father of four young children.
  • Kathryn Bigelow in Independent
    Bigelow said in her director's statement that she was "shocked" to learn men use "little more than a pair of pliers" to disarm a bomb that can kill within a radius of 300 metres.
  • Bucky Covington in Miami Herald
    I sucked at basketball and baseball so bad I won't even watch it now,Covington says. "I was that kid looking through the glove. We did have the model TV with channels 3, 6 and 12 and the top knob broke off it and we had to use the pliers...

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