tongs

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Synonyms for tongs

any of various devices for taking hold of objects

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Whereas other restriction enzymes grip DNA like a pair of tongs, "this enzyme grabs it in a kind of sliding motion, so the two subunits slide past each other" like scissors' blades, says Aggarwal.
In a rare sighting, Cripe nabbed Sparky with a pair of tongs.
Sheftel made the ears from a mold he already owned, modifying them by taking a small chunk out of the finished product with a pair of tongs.
Samantha Hill, 25, a barrister by training, now working as a temp, has never let a pair of tongs near her hair.