from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A tool for cutting loaf-sugar into small lumps. It is made like shears with a spring-back, but the blades are edged aud are directly opposite each other.
  • Same as sugar-tongs.


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  • As for me, you might call me mad; for I ran out and flung my best hat on the barn, and kissed mother Fry, till she made at me with the sugar-nippers.

    Lorna Doone; a Romance of Exmoor


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