Men do cut sheep's wool off with large shears, and send it to the mill.
Atropos is most frequently represented with scales, a sun-dial or a cutting instrument, the "abhorred shears," with which she slits the thin-spun thread of life that has been placed on the spindle by Clotho and drawn off by Lachesis.
Shears come in many sizes and are designed to perform a specific type of cut.
In the case of large and thick cylinders, however, another process of opening the ends is generally employed: an assistant attaches a small lump of hot glass to the domed end, and the heat of this added glass softens the cylinder sufficiently to enable the assistant to cut the end open with a pair of shears; subsequently the open end is spun out to the diameter of the whole as described above.
Unnerved by the idea of being somewhere she clearly didn't belong, she opened drawers until she found a pair of shears.
She changed and took the shears, hiding them against her body as she approached the door.
In dressing mica the "books" are split along the cleavage into sheets of the required thickness, and the sheets trimmed into rectangles with a sharp knife, shears or guillotine, stained and damaged portions being rejected.
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If the load rests directly on the main girder, the greatest -Iand - shears at C will be wXAGC and -w X CHB.
in breadth, according to the size of the border and width of the walk, make a very handsome edging, but they should not be allowed to rise more than an inch and a half above the gravel, the grass being kept short by repeated mowings, and the edges kept trim and well-defined by frequently clipping with shears and cutting once or twice a year with an edging iron.
Shears are only known of Roman age and appear to have been an Italian invention: there is a type in Egypt with one blade detachable, so that each can be sharpened apart.
They must be kept trimmed in or clipped, especially in their earlier stages; trimming with the knife is much to be preferred to clipping with shears.
Then the difference between the normal pressure on a rectangular element in the lower plane and that on the upper plane is the weight of the element and the difference between the shears on the vertical faces of that element.
He also brandished a pair of shears, which he insisted Noble used to trim the grass underneath where she had parked.
Billy Shears Zaranna Apr 20 2006, 04:14 PM some of my personal bugbears, many in use on the forum today.
darkyy were not sharp shears, and a group of little darkies gathered from the farm to enjoy the torture.
The Prince unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the garden center by trimming an ivy plant with a pair of gardening shears.
prune is the time to take the same pruning shears to the agenda.
Now is the time to take the same pruning shears to the agenda.
Use this template to cut out the required number of net circles, using pinking shears for a decorative finish if you like.
To butterfly chicken, use poultry shears or a sharp knife to split the bird lengthways along one side of the backbone.
Have both hands free to handle powered hedge trimmers, cutters or shears.
He used shears for the top, to get it good and level, and hedge trimmers for the sides.
There are shears of the order dry/dx and the simple Young's modulus system can no longer be taken to represent the actual condition (see Rayleigh, Sound, i.
Use shears to pick the flowers and try to pick them in the cooler part of the day; it's less stressful to the plant.
To avoid raveling, try using pinking shears on your fabric instead of scissors.
If you need to make the noodles shorter, use a pair of kitchen shears or scissors and snip them to the desired length.
Scissors or Shears are used for those breeds requiring a stylized trim, such as the Poodle or Miniature Schnauzers.
For example, thinning shears have tiny teeth along the length of the blade that leave a very natural-looking cut instead of the bluntly trimmed edge left by regular straight-edged blade shears.
Old tufts should be trimmed with scissors or a pair of shears from time to time, and soon push out afresh.
Even the sewing tool known as pinking shears, a type of scissor that creates a wavy edge, may be named after the ruffled dianthus flower.
You may be able to get away with trimming gardenia houseplants and small shrubs with very sharp kitchen shears.
Take a pair of sharp gardening shears and snip off the spent flower blossoms.
Vinyl tiles are flexible, lightweight and easy to cut, usually with a pair of ordinary shears.
You can cut most carpet tile with a pair of shears or a utility knife.
Perhaps you've been tempted to pick up the cutting shears and give it a go on your own.
To help ends look thicker, make sure your stylist stays far away from thinning or blending shears.
Choose some cotton material in different shades and patterns and cut it into seven-by-one inch strips with a pair of pinking shears, then tie them around the sandal straps with a square knot until the straps are completely full.
Just cut a circle of fabric a couple of inches larger than the lid with a pair of pinking shears, affix it with a rubber band to rim of the lid, and cover the rubber band with a length of ribbon.
Then, use a large knife or sharp kitchen shears to cut the tails in half length-wise.
In Australia, a robot that shears sheep.
A doctor may use a scalpel or a pair of sharp surgical shears to remove the tag.
Portions of the flattened sheets were then cut out with shears, struck between dies and again trimmed with shears.
Graving dock dues, including expenses of removals, cartages, use of shears, stages and graving dock materials, shall be allowed in full.
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