scythe


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an edge tool for cutting grass

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cut with a scythe

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The Noah's arks are packed one within another, with clockwork horses harnessed to them; the soldiers, knapsack on back, are kissing their hands to the dear foolish girls, who, however, will not be left behind them; all the four-footed things gather around the elephant, who is overful of drawing-room furniture; the birds flutter their wings; the man with the scythe mows his way through the crowd; the balloons tug at their strings; the ships rock under a swell of sail, everything is getting ready for the mighty exodus into the Strand.
Jupiter had with him the scythe and spades - the whole of which he insisted upon carrying - more through fear, it seemed to me, of trusting either of the implements within reach of his master, than from any excess of industry or complaisance.
Legrand immediately took the scythe, and cleared with it a circular space, three or four yards in diameter, just beneath the insect, and, having accomplished this, ordered Jupiter to let go the string and come down from the tree.
Fastening one end of this at that point of the trunk, of the tree which was nearest the peg, he unrolled it till it reached the peg, and thence farther unrolled it, in the direction already established by the two points of the tree and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet - Jupiter clearing away the brambles with the scythe.
But what, in the name of all that is mysterious, is your 'Massa Will' going to do with scythes and spades?
cried D'Artagnan to the man with the scythe, taking one of the pistols up by the muzzle and preparing to strike with the handle.
The next four years of Burns's life were eventful years, for though he worked hard as he guided the plow or swung the scythe, he wove songs in his head.
Strike, says the smith, the iron is white; keep the rake, says the haymaker, as nigh the scythe as you can, and the cart as nigh the rake.
Her knives were twice as long as a scythe, set straight upon the handle.
75: Celmis, again, and Damnameneus, the first of the Idaean Dactyls, discovered iron in Cyprus; but bronze smelting was discovered by Delas, another Idaean, though Hesiod calls him Scythes (1).
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.
Aye, and rust amid greenness; as last year's scythes flung down, and left in the half-cut swaths --Starbuck
Boar-spears, scythes, flails, and the like, were their chief arms; for the Normans, with the usual policy of conquerors, were jealous of permitting to the vanquished Saxons the possession or the use of swords and spears.
Citra and Rowan, the two main characters in Shusterman's young adult novel, find themselves as young apprentices to a Scythe, where they must learn the art of killing.
Citra, as Scythe Curie's new junior Scythe, Anastasia, gleans with compassion, going against tradition by alerting her selected victims that they have a month to get their affairs in order.