Cook until the underside is a deep golden brown, then flip the grispelle with tongs and brown the other side.
In his left hand he holdeth a golden crozier, and in his right hand he useth a pair of goldsmith's tongs.
Constance had set to work poking the fire logs with the tongs.
The man bent a thin stick double, and using it as a pair of tongs, held some indistinguishable object over the flames before him.
“Yes,” said Mr. tongs, who seemed to think it time to put in his word.
He set on the anvil-stand a great anvil, and took in one hand his hammer and in the other hand his tongs.'
Shovel-hats (you know) came into use with the gift of tongs.
In the great dining-room are the tongs which St. Dunstan used.
Taking a pair of tongs from the grate he nipped the creature between them.
Above this is a rack for the tongs and tools, of which the smith possesses a considerable number.
Old English tange, tang "tongs," from Proto-Germanic *tango (cf. Old Saxon tanga, Old Norse töng, Swedish tång, Old Frisian tange, Middle Dutch tanghe, Dutch tang, Old High German zanga, German Zange), literally "that which bites," from PIE root *dank- "bite" (cf. Sanskrit dasati "biter;" Greek daknein "to bite," dax "biting"). For sense evolution, cf. French mordache "tongs," from mordre "to bite."
"Chinese secret society," 1883, from Cantonese t'ong "assembly hall."