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  • n. Plural form of plyer.

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  • n. a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws


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  • Seriously, tbogg's right -- dropping your fish plyers in an aluminum boat will spook the fish more than your voice, but they might feel the vibrations from your voice, so my advice is usually shut up & fish.

    can fish here you talking

  • I also have these offset aluminum plyers with a hook on one side for grabbing pot lids & other hot stuff.

    What are your "must-have" tools, cooking equipment, or tips for a comfortable campsite?

  • (Boyds, Maryland) @ jfdulac: downed trees all along capital view between forest glen and plyers mill

    Severe thunderstorms sliding south

  • Most tools can stay in the box or the garage, but it's good to have some things on hand, you can never find a tape measure or pair of needle nosed plyers when you need them quickly.

    Studio tips - Vertical storage

  • In a few weeks, a group of quiet, dignified elderly men and women will arrive in London to explain how the forces of the British state crushed their testicles or breasts with plyers.

    Johann Hari: The Ghosts of Empire Are Returning to Haunt Britain - and the US

  • So here I am looking at a pile of consumer electronics products I've been reviewing over the past couple of months — digital cameras, MP3 plyers, smartphones and GPS units — and I thought to myself "I wonder what tech toy Sync readers are having trouble putting down right now."

    What’s your favourite new gadget? | Sync Blog

  • They've got some prommising plyers and I hope they keep a few I like so far.

    E.Jim Shannon

  • Mr. Stoddard had a pair of plyers with him and --ved some wires in order to obtain crossing.

    The Hartzell-Bascom Murder Trial

  • "What were you doing with these in your pocket, then?" demanded Hiram, disdainfully, tossing the plyers upon the ground at Pete's feet, and stepping back to keep the restless horses from leaving the edge of the water-hole.

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • To the end of this the assistant now touched his pontil, upon whose end he had taken up a little more glass, and this, being twisted in a ring round the foot of the stem, divided from the pontil by a huge pair of scissors, dexterously shaped with the plyers, and finally smoothed with a battledoor, became the foot of the wine-glass.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 83, September, 1864


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