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  • n  an edge tool for cutting grass; has a long handle that must be held with both hands and a curved blade that moves parallel to the ground
  • v  cut with a scythe
    scythe grass or grain

  • Peter Schiff, President of Euro Pacific Capital, holding a scythe on his property in Westport, Conn.
  • In WITWIOBL Spurlock hears thoughtful comments from people who've lived under the scythe of war all their lives.
  • The personage is Mexico's idolatrous form of the Grim Reaper: a skeleton sometimes male, sometimes female covered in a white, black or red cape, carrying a scythe, or a .

  • Napoleon Bonaparte in Boston Globe
    Be it so,Napoleon says when he learns his destination. "On this desolate rock we will write our memoirs. We must be employed - occupation is the scythe of time."
  • Patrick Kavanagh in Irish Times
    In his football memoir, Gut Yer Man , Kavanagh quotes a local ballad commemorating yet another Donaghmoyne victory: "Then Inniskeen came on the field and they were stuffed with pride/ They fell before the Fontenoys like grass before a scythe."

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