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It is a materials list
PINCES *POINTUES A ECHARDE, 4-1/2 POUCES
correction; it is pointue à écharde
They are just tweezers. I mean literally it says: tweezers for removing shards. or Shard-removing tweezers.
Priyank, can we have some context? We need to know what the document is about. Are these professional tools?
All tweezers are pointed, if they weren't, they wouldn't be tweezers.
Fiorella, your substantiation should be more than a dot.
And not all tweezers are pointed. Some have a straight edge, some edges are 'flat', some are slanted, etc.
'écharde' is 'splinter'.
All tweezers are pointed, no one in English would go around talking about pointed tweezers, sorry, they just would not. écharde is splinter yes.
You mean: pointed-tip tweezers.
Jane, I have some tweezers bought in England, called 'tweezers' that have a flat tip.
Look at those for example, they don't have a pointed tip:
We don't say: pointed splinter tweezers.
We say: pointed-tip tweezers. Yes, I have the same ones.
The word TIP must be there.
Flat-edge tweezers, pointed-tip tweezers.
But in this question, it's pointed-tip tweezers.
Maybe... There are many occurrences of 'pointed splinter tweezers' online, some of them mention the same size (4 1/2in) as in the question. Of course, 'pointed-tip splinter tweezers' is more precise, but it won't be the first time adjectives are frustrating in English...
Online hits are really meaningless unless properly interpreted.
Yes, I know that well, but those seem OK to me!
OR Pointy Tweezers, too.
"Pointy"??!! You must be kidding.
Kathy, give it a break. That is what you will find with the picture with points on the tips. Don't blame the messenger. Not everyone is an English school major purist....super-pointy tweezers:
pointy-nose tweezers, actually...
Sorry, but no. Never would you find the word "pointy" in a serious document or even in advertising. But FIRST, we need to know the context here.
Yes, you would. Look at the UTUBE, KATHY. That is ADVERTISING and VERY SERIOUS.
No, I definitely would not say sharp point. We say tip.