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Pressing question, my pretties

By santeewelding ·
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How soon (after) fabric did come the development of scissors?

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I think

by NexS In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

That a tech support website would not particularly specialize in the history of the fabric:scissors relationship.

My guess would be 'Not long after the realization that garments without holes are no more than brightly coloured bags".

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Read between the lines

by santeewelding In reply to I think

My otherwise, most-valued friend.

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Not soon at all.

by seanferd In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

That sort of process has been highly accelerated since then, on average.

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You did not specify

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

Scissors, or pairs of scissors?
If my cognate bounce off of Danish is any good, the pair of scissors is an object obtained by combining two *scissor (The asterisk signifies an undocumented reconstruction).
Danish has lost the pluralness of pairs of scissors, they're simply one "saks" - before however, a thousand years thence, the "saks" was a one-edged sword, like a heavy bad-tempered bread-cutting-knife.
So, from that, I'd surmise that the cutting of fabric was only a secondary purpose for this supposed *scissor, insofar as the flesh happened to be covered in fabric.

Of course if 'fabric' is in an older sense, then the answer is as different as it's question.

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I would

Guess, the same promptness as indoor accommodations.

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Define 'fabric'.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

Animal hides were used as 'fabric' millennia before edged metal blades.

Besides, shouldn't a 'pressing' question ask about the invention of the iron?

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by santeewelding In reply to Define 'fabric'.

The fabric of your life, for one. Try the fabric of TR, for another.

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I think that's a job for the singular...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to Try

you know: not snip snip; hack hack.

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We'll probably never know

by neilb@uk In reply to Pressing question, my pre ...

because I'd guess that it pre-dates recorded history.

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neolithic scissors...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to We'll probably never know

I'm not sure scissors or even shears were around before metalworking...
so, since some of the bronze ages are recorded, I guess that's just a maybe.

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