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nail scissors

noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
small scissors with short curved blades for trimming the fingernails or toenails.
Origin of nail scissors
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • nail scissors would not be amiss but for the roughness of the file on the blades.

    Art in Needlework Lewis F. Day
  • The pockets were entirely empty, except for a small pair of nail scissors, and there was no watch upon the body, nor a ring.

    Chronicles of Martin Hewitt Arthur Morrison
  • She took a nail scissors, clipped out the 'My God' and showed the rest of the letter all over school.

    This Side of Paradise F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • She whipped off her small hat and went over to the dressing table where she picked up a pair of nail scissors.

  • The nail file and nail scissors must be used as often as possible.

    The Complete Bachelor Walter Germain
  • As they went back through the study he stopped by the table and picked up a small pair of nail scissors.

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