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The Scarlet Letter
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scythe
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • He had slain men with his own hand, for aught I know—certainly, they had fallen like blades of grass at the sweep of the scythe before the charge to which his spirit imparted its triumphant energy—but, be that as it might, there was never in his heart so much cruelty as would have brushed the down off a butterfly’s wing.

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  • fell like grass before a scythe
  • The painting is called Peasant Woman with a Scythe.

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