The Collaborative International Dictionary
Scissors \Scis"sors\, n. pl. [OE. sisoures, OF. cisoires (cf. F. ciseaux), probably fr. LL. cisorium a cutting instrument, fr. L. caedere to cut. Cf. Chisel, Concise. The modern spelling is due to a mistaken derivation from L. scissor one who cleaves or divides, fr. scindere, scissum, to cut, split.] A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller, consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the center, by which they are held together. Often called a pair of scissors. [Formerly written also cisors, cizars, and scissars.]
Scissors grinder (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker.
n. and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades [syn: scissors]
Usage examples of "pair of scissors".
Then it moved to the back wall and, moving quickly, it pressed each pair of scissors into a position on the cold stone.
I retrieved a bright blue ball gag, the crop, some soft rope, the nipple clamps, a blindfold and the pair of scissors.
She cut two of them away with a small pair of scissors, and she could feel Gordie watching her.
The stranger's sim-for that was what it must be, since she was clearly still inside the system-was a pure colorless emptiness, as though someone had taken a pair of scissors and snipped a vaguely human-shaped hole in the fabric of VR.
The stranger's simfor that was what it must be, since she was clearly still inside the systemwas a pure colorless emptiness, as though someone had taken a pair of scissors and snipped a vaguely human-shaped hole in the fabric of VR.
Ignoring him, Kang went back to the women's quarters, groaning, and took up a pair of scissors and slashed through all the silk cloth stretched over the frames for embroidering.
She had ordered special hair clippers from a catalogue and had a special pair of scissors that she used to give haircuts with.
Instead he reached out his hand towards me, offering a pair of scissors.
My first two fingers form the snipping blades of a pair of scissors.
Then, with great ceremony, she took a large pair of scissors from the drawer of the desk and laid them in the center of the desktop.