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Though I had actually been thinking of the acolyte-type ones used in churches to both light & snuff candles. Not really "everyday" enough for your riddles usually, but does fit rather well in that specific context.

Anyhow.

a pair of

pinking shears but rather their more mundane sibling
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a cigar cutter

I'm at a bit of a loss as to how to respond to this one without it being a major clue. But whether this is within the realm of acceptability or not has a great deal to do with the specific nature of the device you have in mind.

I was thinking of these but I think TL's guess is much more likely and certainly fits the riddle better.

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Right you are, TL. For your first answer, I hadn't even realized that it had that inherent religious connection to fit the last two lines.

was the dextros- / sinistros- referring to right and left handedness. Scissors are perhaps the most common devices engineered for a specific paw latitude.

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