One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A set of extending tongs for grasping objects at a distance, with several connected pairs of levers pivoted like scissors.
- ‘Additional connecting pivots of the lazy tongs are identified by the numerals 52b, 52c, etc.’
- ‘We have read a secondary account that lazy tongs existed but have not found a primary record.’
- ‘The magic wheel consists of two sets of lazy tongs, which are connected to form a pair of closed, concentric circles.’
- ‘Excepting the pantographs and the lazy tongs, which could be purchased commercially, most of the rod and bar systems were the extemporisations of individual engineers.’
- ‘Once inserted, the end of the rubber band may be hooked over the brass knob of the lazy tongs.’
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