1 [pl] cutting instrument with two blades, pivoted in the middle, which cut as they come together 剪刀; 剪子
*a pair of scissors 一把剪刀
* Scissors won't cut through wire. 剪刀剪不断铁丝.
2 (idm 习语) scissors and `paste (of articles, books, etc) compiled from parts of others （指文章、书籍等）从其他文章或书上剪辑拼凑而成的
*[attrib 作定语] the programme's a real scissors-and-paste job. 这个节目真可谓是东拼西凑的.
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin: cisoires, from Late Latin cisorium 'cutting tool', from Latin caedere 'to cut']
a tool for cutting paper, cloth etc, made of two sharp blades fastened together in the middle, with holes for your finger and thumb
a pair of scissors
1. The train cuts through infinite territory, most of it flat and boring, and it seems to me that the ceaseless rhythm of the wheels is like scissors cutting a three-thousand-mile rip through my life. 列车飞快地穿过茫茫无际的大地——大部分土地平坦，但令人感到厌烦。对我来说，车轮不间断地发出的有节奏的声音就象一把剪刀，咔嚓咔嚓地在我的生命长河中剪出了一条长达 3.000 英里的口子。
2. Jane: I´m going to get a tape,some glue or paste,a stapler and a pair of scissors. 珍妮:我要买一卷录音带, 一些粘胶和浆糊, 一个订书机和一把剪刀.
3. I have bought a small pair of scissors to cut my nails. 我买了一把小剪刀剪指甲。