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ice tongs

noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
a small pair of tongs for serving ice cubes.
tongs for handling a large block of ice.
Origin of ice tongs
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A heavy pair of tongs, like ice-tongs, is attached to one end, and the log is snaked out by horses to the skidway.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • I said again, with the flute turning into a pair of ice-tongs that clamped into the corners of my heart.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer

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