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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A cutting instrument.

2. (n.) An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting cloth and other substances.

3. (n.) A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing sheep or skins.

4. (n.) A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting edge.

5. (n.) Anything in the form of shears.

6. (n.) A pair of wings.

7. (n.) An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships. It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber, fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle.

8. (n.) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or planer.


On the Nativity of Our Lady
... grow in the flesh like hair; and so also the tendency to old habits clings to the
highest and lowest powers; they must be cut off with the sharp shears of holy ...
// inner way/sermon xix on the nativity.htm

The Three Fates
... that there were three fates, in the form of three women seated above the clouds,
who spun the thread of everyone's life, and cut it off with shears when death ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/the three fates.htm

The Fulfilment of the Prophecies Concerning Christ.
... And whereas He was evil entreated, He opened not His mouth; He was brought as a
sheep to the slaughter; and as a lamb before him who shears it is dumb, so He ...
/.../augustine/the harmony of the gospels/chapter xxxi the fulfilment of the.htm

The Traitor Prince.
... Anywhere you run your shears into the web of this Book you will find these two
threads. They run crosswise and are woven inextricably in. ...
// talks on prayer/the traitor prince.htm

Of Removing Tithes.
... distinct from, and independent of his farm, and no way exempted in the parish of
B. and depastures his sheep upon the lands in that parish, but shears them in A ...
/.../prideaux/directions to church-wardens/8 of removing tithes.htm

Letter S
... Laton "Received 1836 * Shaw, Samuel P. "Received 1825 * Shaw, Thomas "Received 1798,
Located 1806 * Shearer, Walter "Received 1837 * Shears, Alonzo G ...
/.../ alphabetical list of m e preachers/letter s.htm

Love's Triumph
... into a lonely land. But there is one bond which his 'abhorred shears'
cannot cut. Their edge is turned on it. One Hand holds us ...
/.../maclaren/romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/loves triumph.htm

Carey's Last Days
... The Brotherhood had hardly despatched this appeal to England with the sentence,
"Our present incomes even are uncertain," when the shears of financial ...
/.../smith/the life of william carey/chapter xvi careys last days.htm

David's Choristers
... his successors have often aimed at enforcing it, but nature has been too strong
for them, and the hedge will grow its own way in spite of pedants' shears. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/davids choristers.htm

Sleep Not
... Those locks, bushy end black as a raven, fall thickly on the ground; one by one
the razor shears them all away till the Nazarite has lost the hair of his ...
/...// sermons volume 17 1871/sleep not.htm

Shears (1 Occurrence)
... 4. (n.) A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting
edge. 5. (n.) Anything in the form of shears. ...Shears (1 Occurrence). ...
/s/shears.htm - 7k

Shear (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To cut, clip, or sever anything from with shears
or a like instrument; as, to shear sheep; to shear cloth. ... See Shears. ...
/s/shear.htm - 9k

Shearing (6 Occurrences)
... 1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Shear. 2. (n.) The act or operation of clipping with shears
or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. ...
/s/shearing.htm - 9k

Opens (30 Occurrences)
... 32 And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep
to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus ...
/o/opens.htm - 14k

Clip (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To embrace, hence; to encompass. 2. (vt) To cut off; as with shears or scissors;
as, to clip the hair; to clip coin. 3. (vt) To curtail; to cut short. ...
/c/clip.htm - 7k

Sheer (2 Occurrences)
... of it. 10. (n.) A turn or change in a course. 11. (n.) Shears See Shear.
Multi-Version Concordance Sheer (2 Occurrences). Mark 15 ...
/s/sheer.htm - 7k

Scissors (5 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n. pl.) A cutting instrument resembling shears, but smaller,
consisting of two cutting blades with handles, movable on a pin in the ...
/s/scissors.htm - 8k

She-ass (2 Occurrences)
She-ass. Shears, She-ass. She-asses . Multi-Version Concordance ... So He sat on
them; (WEY). Shears, She-ass. She-asses . Reference Bible.
/s/she-ass.htm - 6k

She'ar-jash'ub (1 Occurrence)
She'ar-jash'ub. Shear-jashub, She'ar-jash'ub. Shears . Multi-Version Concordance ...
Shear-jashub, She'ar-jash'ub. Shears . Reference Bible.
/s/she'ar-jash'ub.htm - 6k

Shearer (1 Occurrence)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) One who shears. 2. (n.) A reaper.
Multi-Version Concordance Shearer (1 Occurrence). Acts 8:32 Now ...
/s/shearer.htm - 6k

Shears (1 Occurrence)

Acts 8:32
And the passage of the scripture which he read was this: He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb is dumb in presence of him that shears him, thus he opens not his mouth.



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