swath

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the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine

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a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)

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A year ago, when the Yankees cut a swath across their sport with 114 regular-season victories, it wasn't a surprise that they rolled past the Padres.
Hurricane Andrew cut a swath from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, destroying much of the urban forest, including an estimated 60 to 90 percent of the trees in one 20-mile-wide area.
A wave of managerial layoffs in recent years has been attributed to the recession having cut a swath beyond the blue-collar ranks.
The committee felt we had accomplished our objective by limiting individual contributions to $250 and any further limitations would seem to cut a swath in the constitutional rights of people to express themselves in the way of making a contribution.
This V-shape stainless-steel fruit decorating knife cut a swath through the test kitchen, where we tried it on honeydew and cantaloupe with excellent results.