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- n. any of various devices for taking hold of objects; usually have two hinged legs with handles above and pointed hooks below
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Someone trained by Sir Vladimir’s medics was coming up the line, using a pair of tongs to but a piece of the cheese into each man’s mouth.
Aviendha was squatting sweatily beside the big black kettle of hot, sooty rocks in the middle of the tent, carefully using a pair of tongs to move a last stone from a smaller kettle to the larger.
She just smiled, then grabbed the pair of tongs and set two more steaming, guinea pig-sized goibki onto my already loaded plate.