Definition of Tonger

1. one that tongs [n -S] - See also: tongs



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tonger

tonetics
tonette
tonettes
tonewheel
tonewheels
tonewood
tonewoods
toney
tonfa
tong
tong ho
tonga
tongas
tongbaite
tonged
tonger (current term)
tongers
tonging
tongkang
tongkangs
tongman
tongmen
tongs
tongster
tongsters
tonguage
tongue
tongue-and-groove
tongue-boring
tongue-clacker

Literary usage of Tonger

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1. Industrial Studies, United States by Nellie Burnham Allen (1910)
"OYSTER tonger PISHING FROM SIDE OF THE BOAT CHESAPEAKE BAY are the causes which have led to the extermination of the salmon and other fish in many of our ..."

2. "Ancient Petitions of the Chancery and the Exchequer": Ayant Trait Aux îles by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Great Britain Public Record Office (1902)
"William Le tonger— Pardon demanded. N'.' 10215. [Date: 1307. ... To the lord the King & his Council prays William le tonger of the island of Jersey that ..."

3. Bulletin of the Department of Labor by United States Dept. of Labor (1901)
"When the tongs are let down on the bottom and the handles, sticking above the water, are opened by the tonger, a good space of the oyster bed may be ..."

4. Shell-fish Industries by James Lawrence Kellogg (1910)
"When sold at the canneries, a bushel seldom brings the tonger more than twelve ... At best, the tonger's business is a poor one. Experiment also has shown ..."

5. Shell-fish Industries by James Lawrence Kellogg (1910)
"When sold at the canneries, a bushel seldom brings the tonger more than twelve ... At best, the tonger's business is a poor one. Experiment also has shown ..."

6. Adventure Guide to the Chesapeake Bay by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers, Stillman Rogers (2000)
"... to the Oyster tonger" is an outstanding bronze of a Chesapeake Bay oyster tonger (called such because of the tool used), standing on his stone boat with ..."

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