Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pair of scissors.
- n. A pair of anal organs which open or shut transversely and cross each other, as in the male of Raphidia. Kirby and Spence.
- n. obsolete A pair of shears.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A pair of shears.
- Latin (Wiktionary)
“So is it with ‘Thrax’ a Thracian, and ‘Threx’ a gladiator; with ‘codex’ and ‘caudex’; ‘forfex’ and ‘forceps’;”
“Fortunately for Belinda, "the glittering forfex" was not immediately produced, as fine ladies do not now, as in former times, carry any such useless implements about with them.”
“Pope's ingenious critic, Mr. Warton, bestows judicious praise upon the art with which this poet, in the Rape of the Lock, has used many "periphrases and uncommon expressions," to avoid mentioning the name of _scissars_, which would sound too vulgar for epic dignity -- fatal engine, forfex, meeting-points, &c.”
“Fortunately for Belinda, 'the glittering forfex' was not immediately produced, as fine ladies do not now, as in former times, carry any such useless implements about with them.”
“The berries crackle and the mill turns round "-- when" the Peer ", Lord Petre," spreads the glittering forfex wide "and snips off the lock of hair!”
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