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 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]


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