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Sickle vs. Scythe

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Sicklenoun

(agriculture) An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops.

Scythenoun

An instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like, by hand, composed of a long, curving blade, with the concave edge sharped, made fast to a long handle, called a snath.

Sicklenoun

Any of the sickle-shaped middle feathers of the domestic cock.

Scythenoun

A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Sickleverb

To cut with a sickle.

Scythenoun

(cartomancy) The tenth Lenormand card.

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Sickleverb

(transitive) To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.

Scytheverb

(transitive) To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

Sickleverb

(intransitive) Of red blood cells: to assume an abnormal crescent shape.

Scytheverb

To attack or injure as if cutting.

Sickleadjective

Shaped like the blade of a sickle; crescent-shaped.

‘a sickle moon’;

Scythenoun

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.’; ‘Whatever thingThe scythe of Time mows down.’;

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Sicklenoun

A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge. Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.

‘When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more benefit from the sunshine.’;

Scythenoun

A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war chariots.

Sicklenoun

A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.

Scytheverb

To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.

‘Time had not scythed all that youth begun.’;

Sicklenoun

an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade and a short handle

Scythenoun

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

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Sicklenoun

a short-handled farming tool with a semicircular blade, used for cutting corn, lopping, or trimming.

Scytheverb

cut with a scythe;

‘scythe grass or grain’;

Sickle

A sickle, bagging hook, reaping-hook or grasshook is a single-handed agricultural tool designed with variously curved blades and typically used for harvesting, or reaping, grain crops or cutting succulent forage chiefly for feeding livestock, either freshly cut or dried as hay. Falx was a synonym but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe.

Scythenoun

a tool used for cutting crops such as grass or corn, with a long curved blade at the end of a long pole attached to one or two short handles.

Scytheverb

cut with a scythe

‘the grass was scythed at regular intervals’; ‘you may want hardy infantry troops to scythe down the opposition’; ‘the first job was to scythe paths through the nettles’;

Scytheverb

move through or penetrate something rapidly and forcefully

‘attacking players can scythe through defences’;

Scythe

A scythe is an agricultural hand tool for mowing grass or harvesting crops. It is traditionally used to cut down or reap edible grains, before the process of threshing.

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