Pipe tongs

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pipe tongs a jawed tool for gripping a pipe, in turning or holding it.
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Usage

In literature:

He filled the pipe pensively, then with the short iron tongs seized a fragment of glowing wood and applied it to the herb.
"The Sea-Hawk" by Raphael Sabatini
Hanging on a nail alongside the tobacco drawer, or shelf, would usually be seen a pipe-tongs, or smoking-tongs.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Curious little ember tongs were formerly used by smokers for taking up hot embers or ashes with which to light their pipes.
"Chats on Household Curios" by Fred W. Burgess
At length I heard the clang of iron on the doorstep, and looking out, saw that Addison had returned and thrown down the pipe-tongs.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
Jamie had his empty pipe in his mouth and by force of habit he picked up in the tongs a little bit of live coal to light it.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner" by Alexander Irvine
Lend me a pair of overalls, and a jumper, and a pair of pipe-tongs, and a hammer, and a few other things, will you?
"A Romance in Transit" by Francis Lynde
Other old-time pipe-tongs were in the form of a lazy-tongs.
"Stage-coach and Tavern Days" by Alice Morse Earle
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In news:

A full face rubber-coated tongs offer safety on models for DI, PVC and steel pipes .
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