Crossword clues for plier
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"one who folds," 1670s, agent noun from ply (v.).
n. One who ply.
n. someone who plies a trade [syn: plyer]
Usage examples of "plier".
Celsus instructs that in extracting arrow-heads the entrance-wound should be dilated, the barb of the arrow-head crushed by strong pliers, or protected between the edges of a split reed, and thus withdrawn without laceration of the soft parts.
It felt like Gio had walloped me with a two-by-four, pulled my teeth out with a pair of rusty pliers, and made me rinse with Ty-D-Bol.
Wielding torch, pliers, and spanner with practiced hand, she repaired or cut out of circuit the damaged accumulator cells and reunited the ends of each severed power lead.
I plucked the barbs from the smooth surface of hide, and Meyer, holding the same grip on the pliers, rotated his wrist the other way and brought the barbless curves of metal back out through the channel where they had first dug in.
If you tugged it out with pliers, then reinserted it rightside up, I bet the door would open.
Using the pliers, Johnny yanked the key, reinserted it correctly, gave it a twist until the innards clicked, and, with a flourish, flung open the door.
His tools were neatly lined up: a pair of needle-nose pliers, two ice picks, a knife, a ruler, a container of glycerin, and loops of cane held together with clothespins.
He took a hammer in his right hand, a Stillson wrench, heavy pliers and a cold chisel in his left.
Use the jaws of the pliers to press parallel wires in the twist together, and to tighten the twist.
Using the pliers of the Leatherman, I eventually pulled the heads off the three rounds and poured the dark grain propellant onto the under.
I stayed on my knees and retrieved the two flash cards from my jeans, and with the pliers part of my Leatherman I cracked and bent them into unusable shapes.
I leaned out, squeezing hard with the mbber soles of my feet, got the pliers part of the Leatherman over the line, and snipped.
The archwizard screamed, but a thumb and finger like pliers snagged her tongue, pierced it, yanked.
His voice darkening, the false notes fading quickly, Hawkes continued, adding, "No tugging on his nails with pliers, no inserting thin glass tubes into his urethra and then bombarding him with sexual images until he goes erect and castrates himself.
But if this turns out to be anything but copasetic I’ll peel your skin off with pliers.