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Synonyms for reaper

someone who helps to gather the harvest

Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe


farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields

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Rabbits, hares, snakes, rats, mice, retreated inwards as into a fastness, unaware of the ephemeral nature of their refuge, and of the doom that awaited them later in the day when, their covert shrinking to a more and more horrible narrowness, they were huddled together, friends and foes, till the last few yards of upright wheat fell also under the teeth of the unerring reaper, and they were every one put to death by the sticks and stones of the harvesters.
But consider, brother, said the curate once more, "there never was any Felixmarte of Hircania in the world, nor any Cirongilio of Thrace, or any of the other knights of the same sort, that the books of chivalry talk of; the whole thing is the fabrication and invention of idle wits, devised by them for the purpose you describe of beguiling the time, as your reapers do when they read; for I swear to you in all seriousness there never were any such knights in the world, and no such exploits or nonsense ever happened anywhere.
The girls I knew were always helping to pay for ploughs and reapers, brood-sows, or steers to fatten.
In short, like many inland reapers and mowers, who go into the farmers' meadows armed with their own scythes --though in no wise obliged to furnished them -- even so, Queequeg, for his own private reasons, preferred his own harpoon.
Then, leaving him to the discussion of his substantial 'refreshment,' I gladly quitted the house, and went to look after my reapers.
At the same time I heard the reapers not a hundred yards behind me.
Scared and confounded as I was, I could not forbear going on with these reflections, when one of the reapers, approaching within ten yards of the ridge where I lay, made me apprehend that with the next step I should be squashed to death under his foot, or cut in two with his reaping-hook.
Even as we looked some rumour seemed to have spread, for we saw the reapers hurrying from the fields.
A group of the reapers whom we had seen running from the fields were lying all pell-mell, their bodies crossing each other, at the bottom of it.
ah, how sadly fair, with its golden glow and the dying grandeur of its tinted woods--its blood-red sunsets and its ghostly evening mists, with its busy murmur of reapers, and its laden orchards, and the calling of the gleaners, and the festivals of praise!
Additionally, unlike previous attacks that centred on manipulating a single vulnerability, new IoT botnets like Reaper and Hajime can target multiple vulnerabilities simultaneously.
When he turned 21, Sam began his new life as a reaper, retrieving souls that had escaped from Hell.
Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury urged the researcher to improve the reaper machine, used for harvesting rice and wheat as the existing reaper machine is suitable to cut the standing crop but it [reaper] is not suitable for lying crops.
RAF Reaper drones have killed more than a dozen Islamic State fighters trying to launch their own unmanned drone attacks over the past week.
Thus, Reaper is recruiting IoT devices and spreading continuously and has possibilities of a potential DDoS attack like its predecessor, Mirai.