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cisors


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scissors  \Scis"sors\,  n.  pl  [OE.  sisoures  OF  cisoires  (cf.  F. 
  ciseaux),  probably  fr  LL  cisorium  a  cutting  instrument,  fr 
  L.  caedere  to  cut.  Cf  {Chisel},  {Concise}.  The  modern 
  spelling  is  due  to  a  mistaken  derivation  from  L.  scissor  one 
  who  cleaves  or  divides,  fr  scindere  scissum  to  cut, 
  split.] 
  A  cutting  instrument  resembling  shears,  but  smaller, 
  consisting  of  two  cutting  blades  with  handles,  movable  on  a 
  pin  in  the  center,  by  which  they  are  held  together.  Often 
  called  a  {pair  of  scissors}.  [Formerly  written  also  {cisors}, 
  {cizars},  and  {scissars}.] 
 
  {Scissors  grinder}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  European  goatsucker. 
  [Prov.  Eng.]