from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Tweezers.
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- adj. Of, pertaining to, or relating to, tweezers.
- n. A pair of tweezers, tweezers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To use tweezers.
- To extract with or as with tweezers.
- n. The American merganser. Also called weaser.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hand tool for holding consisting of a compound lever for grasping
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Of course, the idea is ridiculous -- that is, the tweezer part is.
I have seen an Indian beau, with a looking-glass in his hand, examining his face for hours together, and plucking out by the roots every hair he could discover, with a kind of tweezer made of a piece of fine brass wire, that had been twisted round a stick, and which he used with great dexterity. — 'They have no ardour for their female.'
Additionally, the coating of TNF-alpha gives the nanowire a negative charge, making the wire easier to maneuver via the two perpendicular electrical fields of the "tweezer" device, a technique developed by Donglei Fan as part of her Johns Hopkins doctoral research in materials science and engineering.
Even the annealing/denaturing cycles of complementary DNA strands with the aid of small complementary oligonucleotides is considered a kind of "tweezer" machine by investigators.
I have seen an Indian beau, with a looking glass in his hand, examining his face for hours together, and plucking out by the roots every hair he could discover, with a kind of tweezer made of a piece of fine brass wire, that had been twisted round a stick, and which he used with great dexterity. "
He insists tweezers aren't necessary: "We don't have a tweezer in our kitchen."
And this is how it looks like if you pluck with tweezer ...
"Eyebrows are your most powerful accessory!" proclaims Anastasia Soare, tweezer guru to celebrities like Madonna, Oprah and Debra Messing.
Christian Ryan wrote the perfect line on Bevan, that he had a "calculator for a brain and a tweezer for a bat".
In 1975, an Egyptian cobra's bite missed the rat Shwedick was holding with a steel tweezer and got him in the hand.