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scythe

a manual implement for cutting grass, etc., having a long handle held with both hands and a curved sharpened blade that moves in a plane parallel to the ground

scythe

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(design engineering)
A tool with a long curved blade attached at a more or less right angle to a long handle with grips for both hands; used for cutting grass as well as grain and other crops.

scythe

carried by the personification of death, used to cut life short. [Art.: Hall, 276]
See: Death
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