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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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Examples

  • Of course, the idea is ridiculous -- that is, the tweezer part is.

    Unwise Child

  • 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.'

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • 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.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • 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.

    MRZine.org

  • 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. "

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • He insists tweezers aren't necessary: "We don't have a tweezer in our kitchen."

    Secrets of the Master of the Mini

  • And this is how it looks like if you pluck with tweezer ...

    Just so you know...

  • "Eyebrows are your most powerful accessory!" proclaims Anastasia Soare, tweezer guru to celebrities like Madonna, Oprah and Debra Messing.

    Amy Tara Koch: The Mommy Field Trip: 48 (Offspring-Free) Hours In LA

  • Christian Ryan wrote the perfect line on Bevan, that he had a "calculator for a brain and a tweezer for a bat".

    Australia v New Zealand - live! | Rob Smyth

  • In 1975, an Egyptian cobra's bite missed the rat Shwedick was holding with a steel tweezer and got him in the hand.

    Michael Shwedick's career handling reptiles came from childhood fascination

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