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sugar tongs

noun, (usually used with a plural verb)
small tongs used for serving cubed sugar.
Origin of sugar tongs
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Constance, in her dismay, dropped the sugar-tongs into the sugar.

    The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood
  • When she reached the door she remembered the cup and the sugar-tongs.

    The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
  • But where are the sugar-tongs, the massive silver sugar-tongs?

    O. T. Hans Christian Andersen
  • S was the sugar-tongs, Nippity-nee, To take up the sugar To put in our tea.

    Nonsense Books Edward Lear
  • "It must take years to understand it all," Cordelia ventured, toying absent-mindedly with the sugar-tongs.

    The Silver Poppy Arthur Stringer
  • "No sugar," said Cynthia, watching him, as he picked up the sugar-tongs.

  • She held a lump of sugar poised above his cup with the sugar-tongs.

  • He passed the sugar to the captain and stood before Mr. Sabin with the sugar-tongs in his hand.

    Mysterious Mr. Sabin E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • At that moment Aunt Grace let the sugar-tongs fell with a clatter among the cups, and burst into a fit of sobbing.

    Blind Policy George Manville Fenn
  • The girl pondered a moment; her face grew grave, and she played nervously with the sugar-tongs.

    The Madness of May Meredith Nicholson
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