Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of scissor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A clipping made with scissors.

Etymologies

scissor +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Well, two women can engage in scissoring, and two men can engage in frot, without penetration.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » DADT Repeal Soon?

  • It is also known by a number of slang expressions such as scissoring, bumping monkeys or the like . . . one Chinese term is mó jìng polishing mirrors.

    Life of Brian:

  • Not only does it look neater, but there's greater margin for error when you're initially scissoring the paper; you don't have to worry about cutting perfectly straight lines if you know they'll be invisible.

    Tips From a Wrap Star

  • Quick as a thought, Kydd shrugged out of the black coat caught in that mechanical grip, dropping and sliding, scissoring his legs to try to trip the man.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • Des McAnuff, who staged the last Broadway revival of "How to Succeed" in 1995, took care to render the show politically correct by scissoring out a whole song, "Cinderella Darling," and neutering various other snippets of "sexist" language.

    Lovable, Huggable, And Unscrupulous Too

  • Most mornings, we go down to the beach as the sun's coming up and before I head off to work or to school, I sit on the beach with my egg sandwich and watch his arms scissoring through the water.

    23rd and Surf

  • "With a mesmerising variation of pace and stride, hips that oscillated as if on ball-bearings, and shoulders that shrugged and twisted through thickets of tackles, Lewis Jones's speciality was an Ali-like double shuffle, a scissoring movement of the legs which signalled, too late for his opponents, that he was about to move into a fifth gear."

    My dream job as Bobby Moore's minder for a fortnight | Frank Keating

  • In some circles [insert joke here – Ed.], the slang terms “frot” and “scissoring” are used, respectively, to describe the male-homo and female-homo variants of the more general term frottage.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “Four Days That Shook DADT”

  • At last, one hare accelerates across the field into a sprint, legs scissoring together then stretching out, like the snap-spread movement of a racing greyhound.

    Country diary: Bedfordshire

  • After a brief journalism career - he complained of editors always scissoring out his left-wing opinions - Mr. DeBaggio found himself with little income and a young family to support.

    Thomas DeBaggio, Va. gardener who wrote poignantly about Alzheimer's, dies at 69

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