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Scissors
2010-10-21 17:40:03

Scissors, consisting of a pair of metal blades connected so that the sharp edges slide together, are hand-operated cutting instruments. They are used to cut various materials including paper, hair, food, plastic, rope, and much more. They come in a wide variety of forms depending on their used. Children's scissors have dull blades and rounded corners to ensure safety while hair and fabric...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.