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pruning shears

noun
1.
small, sturdy shears used for pruning shrubbery.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10
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  • Small limbs can be removed easily with pruning shears or a pole-lopper provided they are within reach from the ground.
  • More delicate tools such as pruning shears and hand saws should be lightly oiled after cleaning.
  • pruning shears and saws should be sharp, for your own safety and to make clean cuts in bark and wood.
  • Use tongs or rolled newspapers to grasp the stems while cutting with pruning shears.
  • Pruning entails cutting vines with eighteen-inch-long pruning shears having sixteen-inch handles with two-inch blades.
  • Eggplant are harvested manually with a sharp knife or pruning shears, usually when they are one-third to two-thirds mature.
  • The tips of shoots to be inoculated were removed with pruning shears.
  • Use pruning shears to remove dead foliage and stems that you may have left to provide habitat for wildlife during the winter.
  • Rotten pods were harvested using special pruning shears.
  • Bring waterproof boots and sharp pruning shears if you have them.

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