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.