from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Shears for clipping hair, especially that of horses.
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She part-turned, gave him no more than a casual glance, pointed her clipping-shears southward.
Anne is to be found in the rose garden with clipping-shears and a basket.
Nature herself is untidy, and in a garden she ought to come first, and Art with her brooms and clipping-shears follow humbly behind.