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Tong

An ancient Indian unit of area approximately equivalent to 1/32 hectare.
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She approached me with the tongs in one hand and with a plainly bound volume in the other.
A sight so unusual and unbusiness-like as this, completely paralysed Tim Linkinwater, who, after one or two gentle pinches at the stranger's ankles, which were productive of no effect, stood clapping the tongs together, as if he were sharpening them for another assault, and did nothing else.
I was so ragged and dirty, that you wouldn't have touched me with a pair of tongs.
Gradgrind faintly looked at the tongs, as the most appropriate thing her imbecility could think of doing.
Weller, lighting the pipe by the ingenious process of holding to the bowl thereof, between the tongs, a red-hot coal from the adjacent fire; and what's more, my dear, I shall manage to surwive it, if he don't come back at all.
But, he had not yet spoken to her on the subject; the assassination at the deserted chateau far away beyond the heaving water and the long, tong, dusty roads--the solid stone chateau which had itself become the mere mist of a dream--had been done a year, and he had never yet, by so much as a single spoken word, disclosed to her the state of his heart.
KERGUELEN, MARK BOAT reports last call from Cymena freighter(Gayer Tong Huk & Co.
The CEO should not retract the retrenchment to save the Tong Tongs life as it may open a flood gate o' retrenched employees attempting unfair acts to stay employed.
A line of mold-lift tongs for use in mold fabrication, maintenance, or repair has been redesigned by Bermer Precision Products, Southbridge, Mass.
Surveys with patent tongs provide absolute quantification (number of individuals per unit area) of oyster stocks but are more labor intensive.
Klale escapes her Guild and flees to a post-apocalyptic Vancouver, run by gangs called tongs and full of nameless dangers.
If stainless steel tongs, plastic or wood utensils don't grab you as summertime salad servers, check out Fiesta Tongs.