Definition of Thinning shears
1. Noun. Shears with one serrate blade; used for thinning hair.
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Literary usage of Thinning shears
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1. The Commercial Apple Industry of North America by John Clifford Folger, Samuel Mable Thomson (1921)
"Many growers, particularly in the Northwest, prefer thinning shears, ... The advantage to be gained in using thinning shears is that the apples are clipped ..."
2. The Encyclopedia of Practical Horticulture: A Reference System of Commercial by Granville Lowther, William Worthington (1914)
"A very good type of thinning shears is shown in the cut. Take off all terminal branches on long, slender branches and break all doubles. ..."
3. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1922)
"Whether the hand or thinning shears is to be used depends on the variety and the preference of the workman. Thinning should begin at the top of the tree and ..."
4. ... The Apple-tree by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1922)
"The fruits are pulled off by hand or cut with thinning-shears, the latter practice being the better since it is not so likely to break the fruit-spurs. ..."
5. Productive Orcharding: Modern Methods of Growing and Marketing Fruit by Fred Coleman Sears (1914)
"A Pair of thinning shears 229 108. Boys Thinning Japanese Plums 230 109. Branch of Apple Tree That Was Thinned Twice 231 110. Boys Thinning Apples 232 111. ..."
6. Annual Report: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Oregon State by Oregon State Horticultural Society (1922)
"Removing Fruit From Trees 'At our farm we pick all our sour cherries by clipping them off with scissors or apple thinning shears. ..."
7. Manual of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits: Excluding the Banana, Coconut by Wilson Popenoe (1920)
"... in California is to clip out the ends of the fruit-clusters with a pair of thinning-shears: this should be done as soon as the young fruits have formed. ..."
8. Sessional Papers by Ontario Legislative Assembly (1915)
"thinning shears purchased at a cost of 31c. a pair, were used to cut the stems rather than pulling off 'by hand; 5% days for two men or 11% days for one man ..."