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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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Harvey's scythe isn't homemade; he has bought scythes from both Lehman's (www.
They returned with the 5ft agricultural scythes which they had stolen from a churchyard.
Scythes have been used for centuries to mow grass for making hay, clearing land of bushes and small trees, keeping fields or lawns neat and tidy.
It was in 1835 that Isaac Nash purchased a mill and sued two men in the manufacture of scythes.
The motorway, which scythes past the cathedral in a gentle curve, is treated as a kind of elevated harbour wall, forming the last barrier against the sea.
There are two styles of scythes, the European and the American.
Belbroughton's fame as the village where scythes were made is being remembered in a millennium memorial.
Richard Rauh's composition of elemental forms is on the same scale as the interstate highway that scythes past the site.
One of the scythes used during the traditional harvest was a massive six-foot-long tool bequeathed to the church.
Old age and sickness are a thing of the past, death can be overcome and people are able to reset themselves time and time again Population control lies in the hands of Scythes - professional reapers who randomly select individuals to be "gleaned" or permanently killed.
The ex-Scythe candidate, Rowan, has gone rogue, gleaning too-bloodthirsty Scythes in the guise of his new persona, the black-robed Lucifer.
Besides being an ideal tool for harvesting grass on a small scale, scythes can also be used to harvest small grains, such as wheat and rye.