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scythe


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scythe  \Scythe\  (s[imac]th),  n.  [OE.  sithe,  AS  s[=i][eth]e, 
  sig[eth]e;  akin  to  Icel.  sig[eth]r  a  sickle,  LG  segd,  seged, 
  seed,  seid,  OHG.  segansa  sickle,  scythe,  G.  sense  scythe,  and 
  to  E.  saw  a  cutting  instrument.  See  {Saw}.]  [Written  also 
  {sithe}  and  {sythe}.] 
  1.  An  instrument  for  mowing  grass,  grain,  or  the  like  by 
  hand,  composed  of  a  long,  curving  blade,  with  a  sharp 
  edge,  made  fast  to  a  long  handle,  called  a  snath,  which  is 
  bent  into  a  form  convenient  for  use 
 
  The  sharp-edged  scythe  shears  up  the  spiring  grass. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  The  scythe  of  Time  mows  down  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (Antiq.)  A  scythe-shaped  blade  attached  to  ancient  war 
  chariots. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scythe  \Scythe\,  v.  t. 
  To  cut  with  a  scythe;  to  cut  off  as  with  a  scythe;  to  mow. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  Time  had  not  scythed  all  that  youth  begun.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scythe 
  n  :  an  implement  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,  as  of  grass  or  grain 




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