twee·​zer | \ ˈtwē-zər How to pronounce tweezer (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Whereas the witches use branches of cloud pine to fly in the books, here the cloud pine is embedded beneath their skin so when Coulter starts snapping a tweezer at the witch, the scene becomes positively squirm-inducing. Lauren Morgan,, 17 Nov. 2020 Afterward, team members used tweezers to pull the microneedle arrays from the molds, almost like breaking ice out of its tray. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, 29 Apr. 2020 Body fat calipers, also known as skinfold calipers, are another inexpensive tool to measuring your body fat percentage (some look like a big set of tweezers). Lauren Bedosky,, 18 May 2020 All three atoms are then free to interact in the remaining optical tweezer setup. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 21 Feb. 2020 Incadella also reportedly said Smith was stabbed with a pair of tweezers and suffered head injuries. Helen Murphy,, 11 Dec. 2019 Next, the scientists placed a healthy TN57 plant in a closed glass tank with one whose leaves had been pierced with tweezers. Priyanka Runwal, Scientific American, 24 Jan. 2020 Shaken Baby Syndrome’ — and Dad’s Girlfriend Is Charged The Associated Press reports that Gonzaga allegedly stabbed Smith with a sharp object similar to tweezers, choked him and stomped on his head. Helen Murphy,, 11 Dec. 2019 Look for a small groove at the base of the knob, and press into it with the tip of a pen or tweezers. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, 13 Mar. 2020

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Tweezer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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