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English Dictionary: nippers by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Nippers \Nip"pers\, n. pl. [From 2d {Nip}.]
      1. Small pinchers for holding, breaking, or cutting.
      2. (Mach.) A device with fingers or jaws for seizing an
            object and holding or conveying it; as, in a printing
            press, a clasp for catching a sheet and conveying it to
            the form.
      3. (Naut.) A number of rope-yarns wound together, used to
            secure a cable to the messenger.
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