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Cross as the Tongs

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The reference is to tongs which open like a pair of scissors.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cross
Cross Buns
Cross-grained
Cross-legged Knights
Cross Man (A)
Cross-patch
Cross-roads
Cross and Ball
Cross and Pile
Cross as a Bear
Cross as the Tongs
Cross as Two Sticks
Crossing the Hand
Crossing the Line
Crotalum
Crotchet
Crotona’s Sage
Crouchback
Crouchmas
Crow
Crow over One (To)