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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Forceps \For"ceps\, n. [L. forceps, -cipis, from the root of formus Hot + capere to take; akin to E. heave. Cf. Furnace.] 1. A pair of pinchers, or tongs; an instrument for grasping, holding firmly, or exerting traction upon, bodies which it would be inconvenient or impracticable to seize with the fingers, especially one for delicate operations, as those of watchmakers, surgeons, accoucheurs, dentists, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The caudal forceps-shaped appendage of earwigs and some other insects. See Earwig. [1913 Webster] Dressing forceps. See under Dressing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Dressing \Dress"ing\, n. 1. Dress; raiment; especially, ornamental habiliment or attire. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) An application (a remedy, bandage, etc.) to cover a sore or wound. --Wiseman. [1913 Webster] 3. Manure or compost over land. When it remains on the surface, it is called a top-dressing. [1913 Webster] 4. (Cookery) (a) A preparation, such as a sauce, to flavor food for eating; a condiment; as, a dressing for salad. (b) The stuffing of fowls, pigs, etc.; forcemeat. [1913 Webster] 5. Gum, starch, and the like, used in stiffening or finishing silk, linen, and other fabrics. [1913 Webster] 6. An ornamental finish, as a molding around doors, windows, or on a ceiling, etc. [1913 Webster] 7. Castigation; scolding; -- often with down. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Dressing case, a case of toilet utensils. Dressing forceps, a variety of forceps, shaped like a pair of scissors, used in dressing wounds. Dressing gown, a light gown, such as is used by a person while dressing; a study gown. Dressing room, an apartment appropriated for making one's toilet. Top-dressing, manure or compost spread over land and not worked into the soil. [1913 Webster]