[ US /ˈʃiɹz/ ]
[ UK /ʃˈi‍əz/ ]
  1. large scissors with strong blades
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How To Use shears In A Sentence

  • The lower mandible, which is powerful, and is indented at its point to receive the hook, has a very sharp edge, which, with that of the upper mandible, constitutes a pair of formidable shears. Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891
  • These shears were given to me by head cutter, Mr. Hallberry on his retirement, after forty years with Anderson & Sheppard.
  • Furious now, his mother stormed across the room and yanked open his vanity drawer, rummaging around until she found a pair of shears.
  • Everything in readiness, I made a line fast to the apex of the shears and carried it directly to the windlass. Chapter 35
  • They use electric shears for sheep shearing.
  • Similar to grass shears, only longer, this tool is useful for trimming shrubs and hedges.
  • Shears are usually six inches long or longer with one bow for the thumb and one elongated bow for two or more fingers.
  • Tom, my bespoke English tailor friend, talks about the history of his 100-year-old cutting shears.
  • The shears aren't sharp enough to cut the grass.
  • He traps it between his legs, bends over at 90 degrees, and begins 70 to 150 ‘blows’ or strokes with his shears.
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