This is usually accomplished with four snips of the scissors much easier to practice than to describe.
"Confound them snips of Aids," said he angrily, as he wiped the mud off.
You can see that it was a very short-bladed scissors, since the cutter had to take two snips over 'keep away.'
The question was needless, for the table was strewn with snips of calico.
This victory Agrippa obtained at an easy rate, not more than three of his snips being sunk or destroyed.
So when he asked me to go with him I cut every tie that bound me to my old life as one snips the withered leaves from a plant.
They do not hear the men beyond their parapets lying on their stomachs and busily cutting the wires with their snips.
The wind, which blew a gale, uprooted trees and flicked them out of the way as if they were snips of paper.
After a long shake of his head and a shrug of his rather high shoulders he snips, goes to the window and opens it.
Having secured the cups for five cents each, they cut the handles with a pair of tinners' "snips."
1550s, "small piece of cut-out cloth," probably from Dutch or Low German snippen "to snip, shred," of imitative origin. Meaning "cut made by scissors" is from 1590s. As a nickname or cant word for a tailor, 1590s. Snip-snap-snorum, the card game, is 1755, from Low German.
"to cut at one light, quick stroke," 1580s, from snip (n.). Related: Snipped; snipping.