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Definition of lazy tongs in English:


A set of extending tongs for grasping objects at a distance, with several connected pairs of levers pivoted like scissors.
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  • We have read a secondary account that lazy tongs existed but have not found a primary record.
  • Additional connecting pivots of the lazy tongs are identified by the numerals 52b, 52c, etc.
  • The magic wheel consists of two sets of lazy tongs, which are connected to form a pair of closed, concentric circles.

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