Talk:697: Tensile vs. Shear Strength

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Does anyone know the tensile vs. shear strength of nanotubes? Djbrasier (talk) 20:33, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

"but it can be cut with a simple pair of pruning shears (also a pun on shear strength)" - I don't know the precise etymology of the word shears, but I would assume they are called such precisely because they operate on a shearing principle. While it is fair to assume that the use of the words 'pruning shears' is intentional (rather than 'scissors' or similar) , I wouldn't call it a pun (exploiting multiple meanings of words). -- 12:46, 20 June 2014 (UTC)