Part of speech: noun

A long curved blade fastened to a bent handle, or snath, for mowing.

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Usage examples "scythe":

  1. Mine are the longest days, the loveliest nights; The mower's scythe makes music to my ear; I am the mother of all dear delights; I am the fairest daughter of the year. - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Whole streets of houses were mown down by the flaming scythe. - "Plotting in Pirate Seas", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
  3. Were we not one and all born fools, and if we did but measure it as it is now and ever shall be, with the wisdom of the sage, we should never cease to bewail ourselves, from the nurse's rod to the scythe of death." - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.