/ (snɪps) /
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a small pair of shears used for cutting sheet metalAlso called: tin snips
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Words nearby snips
sniper, sniperscope, snipper, snippet, snippy, snips, snit, snitch, snitch line, snitchy, snivel
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How to use snips in a sentence
After a long shake of his head and a shrug of his rather high shoulders he snips, goes to the window and opens it.Loyalties (Fifth Series Plays)|John Galsworthy
To make one complete man out of all this vast collection of snips and snippets of humanity.Prose Fancies|Richard Le Gallienne
The reason that there is more snips are the same shining very colored rid of no round color.Tender Buttons|Gertrude Stein
They do not hear the men beyond their parapets lying on their stomachs and busily cutting the wires with their snips.Training for the Trenches|Leslie Vickers
So th' punchers got to totin' wire-snips, an' when they runs up agin a fence they cuts down half a mile or so.Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up|Clarence Edward Mulford