scissars
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}.] [1913 Webster]

{Scissors grinder} (Zo["o]l.), the European goatsucker. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • cisors — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cizars — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pair of scissors — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scissors grinder — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jonathan Strange y el señor Norrell — Premio Hugo Premio a A la mejor novela Fecha de entrega 2005 Predecesor Paladín de Almas de Lois McMaster Bujold …   Wikipedia Español

  • Smellie, William — ▪ Scottish physician born 1697, Lanark, Lanark, Scot. died March 5, 1763, Lanark       Scottish obstetrician who was the first to teach obstetrics and midwifery on a scientific basis.       After 20 years of village practice Smellie went to… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”