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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Handcuffs or leg irons; Children; Eyeglasses.

Usage examples (34)
  • Noun : a lucky dog. ,That used car you bought is a dog. ,Critics say his new play is a dog
  • All NSW beaches were closed and water events such as nippers training were cancelled.
  • Suddenly the line flashed through his hand, stinging even through the "nippers," the woolen circlets supposed to protect it.
  • At the ends of these thin legs were immense claws shaped like those of a lobster, and they were real "nippers" of a most dangerous sort. for more
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