scythe


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scythe \Scythe\, v. t.
   To cut with a scythe; to cut off as with a scythe; to mow.
   [Obs.]
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         Time had not scythed all that youth begun. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Scythe \Scythe\ (s[imac]th), n. [OE. sithe, AS. s[imac][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.
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            The sharp-edged scythe shears up the spiring grass.
                                                  --Drayton.
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            Whatever thing
            The scythe of Time mows down.         --Milton.
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   2. (Antiq.) A scythe-shaped blade attached to ancient war
      chariots.
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