- small scissors with short curved blades for trimming the fingernails or toenails.
Origin of nail scissors
First recorded in 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for nail scissors
Oh, I jabbed him in the eye with a pair of nail-scissors, and he went away!The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
A touch of the hairbrush was necessary, and for his hands the file of the nail-scissors.Mammon and Co.
E. F. Benson
Beside seven broken pairs of nail-scissors was a scent-bottle with golden stopper.Carnival
It was a particularly sacred pair of nail-scissors that almost everything blunted.Christopher and Columbus</p>
Countess Elizabeth Von Arnim
Lacking this, she trundled home with all speed, and began cutting out roses with swift and certain strokes of the nail-scissors.Miss Mapp
Edward Frederic Benson