Did you by any chance mean kinship?
- n. countable A kind of snips resembling scissors.
- n. (plural) hand shears for cutting sheet metal
- tin + snips (Wiktionary)
“Or you could wander into a mobile phone shop and stand at the MobileMuster mobile phone recycling boxes with a pair of tinsnips and dismantle the computers on-site and drop them into the box piece by piece … for free :”
Computer recycling and disposal in Canberra — RuthEllison.com
“Some good stuff there: the first Hugo (which appears to have been constructed with tinsnips and lead solder), Terry Pratchett's badge techotchkes, really happy goth bondage play, Singularity-focused authors, barbarians in mirrorshades, amazingly detailed models of Unseen University and environs, an ironic sneak photo of a t-shirt, Dorks are Hot t-shirt, und zo weiter.”
Boing Boing: August 29, 2004 - September 4, 2004 Archives
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