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scissorlike

[siz-er-lahyk] /ˈsɪz ərˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
like scissors; moving, operating, or crossing in a manner suggesting the blades of scissors.
Origin of scissorlike
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70; scissor(s) + -like
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  • "Hirst," said Hewet, pointing at the scissorlike shadow; he then rolled round to look up at them.

    The Voyage Out Virginia Woolf

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