Hypertext Webster Gateway: "scissors"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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,
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.
[Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Probe \Probe\, n. (Surg.)
An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances
of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of
for exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.

{Probe}, or {Probe-pointed}, {scissors} (Surg.), scissors
used to open wounds, the blade of which, to be thrust into
the orifice, has a button at the end. --Wiseman.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: and edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades [syn: {pair
of scissors}]
2: a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the
opponents body or head and put your feet together and
squeeze [syn: {scissors hold}, {scissor grip}, {scissors

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