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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pliers a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Pliers A kind of small pinchers with long jaws, -- used for bending or cutting metal rods or wire, for handling small objects such as the parts of a watch, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pliers plī′ėrz small pincers for bending.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Ply to bend, fold


In literature:

He was placed on the ground and held by two persons while traction was made with carpenter's pliers.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
For that reason it should not be turned by seizing it with pliers, as that may distort it and spoil the bore within it.
"The Aeroplane Speaks" by H. Barber
I lent him my pliers and he bent the two links together with them.
"The Lamp That Went Out" by Augusta Groner
And, with pliers, the lieutenant and Mahan started to cut a passageway through them.
"Bruce" by Albert Payson Terhune
Wish I had my pliers here, to pull 'em out.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
Strong steel pliers, wire-cutting.
"How to Observe in Archaeology" by Various
Do not pinch hard on the pin with rough pliers and spoil the polished surface.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
With the pliers he severed the single telegraph wire, and grasped the two ends in his gloved fingers.
"Bert Wilson in the Rockies" by J. W. Duffield
Glass buttons are made by heating canes of glass and pinching them from the end with pliers, which at the same time answer the purpose of a die.
"The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 354, October 9, 1886" by Various
There was one fairly small pair of pliers, a small pick and assorted useless junk.
"The Sky Is Falling" by Lester del Rey
Others used slender, long-handled pliers for the work.
"The Settling of the Sage" by Hal G. Evarts
Shutting off the magnet, Arcot picked up a pair of pliers and gripped the little fragment.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Pliers, 103, 105, 138, 141.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
It had a pair of pliers clutched in one claw.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
His hand, with a pair of steel pliers, was thrust deep into the works.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
The same result may be brought about by the use of a pair of pliers.
"On Laboratory Arts" by Richard Threlfall
June, hand me those pliers, but be careful of the wires.
"The End of Time" by Wallace West
A pair of heavy pliers and a vise were sufficient to rid Dick of his wrist and ankle chains in a minute or two.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, October, 1930" by Various
I got wire and pliers in the tool box and here's the wagon-jack.
"Frances of the Ranges" by Amy Bell Marlowe
Gas pliers Pinces a gaz.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas

In poetry:

You were lucky at finding things not lost
As a milkmaid milks with pliers
Your mothers nurse your baby
If you can't use Dunlop tyres.
"Devil May Not Care" by Billy Bennett
In the Northland there were three
Pukka Pliers of the pen;
Two of them had Fame in fee
And were loud and lusty men;
By them like a shrimp was I -
Yet alas! they had to die.
"Two Men (J. L. And R. B.)" by Robert W Service

In news:

The industrial-grade aluminum pliers feature replaceable stainless-steel jaws and replaceable tu.
He was born June 21, 1925, in Iron River, the son of the late Harvey and Inez (Plier) Belongie.
The MP600-ST is Gerber's new standard in tactical issue multi- pliers and the perfect tool for the cruiser or the range bag.
Collegeville man robs Pottstown store with pliers .
The Plyworx PliersRack helps technicians organize the pliers in a toolbox drawer.
This organizer is 30" long and holds 32 pliers in a drawer that is only 2-1/2" deep.
We've come home with countless $1 and $2 wrenches and pliers from weekend sales.
It's easy to convert a pair of pliers into a roll- pin installation tool.
KD Tools offers their line of hose pinch -off pliers for radiator or heater hoses, as well as water, air, vacuum or fuel lines.
Like hammers, pliers are much maligned as motorcycle repair tools.
The problem isn't the pliers themselves.
Pliers are guaranteed to round off nuts and bolts, but they are excellent tools to have on hand for the work for which they are intended.
New from KD Tools is their 3729 Push Pin Pliers for removing plastic anchors with center pins.
Put away those pliers.
And over the years, I've broken a lot of wings off using pliers.

In science:

As regards efficiency, one can observe that, even if the multi plier automata—which are chosen deterministic—can be viewed and used as transduc ers, the latter are in general neither subsequential nor even subsequentiable.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
An integrated differential postamplifier buffers the multi plier output and provides further gain.
A 2-20 GHz Analog Lag-Correlator for Radio Interferometry
The treatment ”‘use of prepared statements”’ instead of strings containing SQL queries is depicted with the green pliers in that figure.
Model-Based Security Testing