noun (usually used with a plural verb)
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Cook until the underside is a deep golden brown, then flip the grispelle with tongs and brown the other side.
With a little ingenuity a set of fireirons—poker, tongs, and shovel—can be devised and constructed from match stales.Toy-Making at Home|Morley Adams
Consider how exactly, how marvelously, indeed, its situation corresponds to that of a pair of tongs.Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc|Mark Twain
But the poker and tongs have but a bad life of it sometimes.Can You Forgive Her?|Anthony Trollope
"Then you're Dutch," sighed he, dropping me like a hot pair of tongs.
I began taking it out, egg by egg, at first with my fingers and then with the tongs from the dining-room fireplace.The Comforts of Home|Ralph Bergengren