Cook until the underside is a deep golden brown, then flip the grispelle with tongs and brown the other side.
In his left hand he holdeth a golden crozier, and in his right hand he useth a pair of goldsmith's tongs.
Lift it carefully with a pair of tongs into a bath full of vinegar.
The man bent a thin stick double, and using it as a pair of tongs, held some indistinguishable object over the flames before him.
I have a reasonable good ear in music; let us have the tongs and the bones.
He set on the anvil-stand a great anvil, and took in one hand his hammer and in the other hand his tongs.'
Do you think I can't see that you wouldn't touch me with the tongs if you could help it?
In the great dining-room are the tongs which St. Dunstan used.
Villain, may the tongs hold you, and may you hold the tongs till sunset!
Above this is a rack for the tongs and tools, of which the smith possesses a considerable number.
Old English tange, tang "tongs," from Proto-Germanic *tango (cf. Old Saxon tanga, Old Norse töng, Swedish tång, Old Frisian tange, Middle Dutch tanghe, Dutch tang, Old High German zanga, German Zange), literally "that which bites," from PIE root *dank- "bite" (cf. Sanskrit dasati "biter;" Greek daknein "to bite," dax "biting"). For sense evolution, cf. French mordache "tongs," from mordre "to bite."
"Chinese secret society," 1883, from Cantonese t'ong "assembly hall."