Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "forfex" []

  • A pair of shears. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "forfex" in a sentence
  • "So is it with ‘Thrax’ a Thracian, and ‘Threx’ a gladiator; with ‘codex’ and ‘caudex’; ‘forfex’ and ‘forceps’;"
  • "Fortunately for Belinda, "the glittering forfex" was not immediately produced, as fine ladies do not now, as in former times, carry any such useless implements about with them."
  • "Pope's ingenious critic, Mr. Warton, bestows judicious praise upon the art with which this poet, in the Rape of the Lock, has used many "periphrases and uncommon expressions," to avoid mentioning the name of _scissars_, which would sound too vulgar for epic dignity -- fatal engine, forfex, meeting-points, &c."