curling tongs

pl n
  1. a metal scissor-like device that is heated, so that strands of hair may be twined around it in order to form curls: Also called: curling iron, curling irons, curling pins

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How to use curling tongs in a sentence

  • When you observe that the carving knife performs the part of curling-tongs, prefer a help from the birds at the top of the table.

    Dog Breaking | William Nelson Hutchinson
  • Do you know what kind of a game they've gone to work and rigged up on your friend, the human curling-tongs?

  • She was ignorant of the very existence of paint, perfumes, cosmetics, transparent veils and curling-tongs.

    Ancient Manners | Pierre Louys
  • He must leave his razors and his curling-tongs, and go here, there, and everywhere to raise money by his recitations.

  • Lisette, give me your mistress's combs, and put the curling-tongs in the fire.