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scythe
used in Moby Dick

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a tool for cutting grass that has a curved blade and a long handle that is held with both hands
  • In short, like many inland reapers and mowers, who go into the farmers' meadows armed with their own scythes—though in no wise obliged to furnish them—even so, Queequeg, for his own private reasons, preferred his own harpoon.
    Chapters 13-15 — Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (7% in)
  • As morning mowers, who side by side slowly and seethingly advance their scythes through the long wet grass of marshy meads; even so these monsters swam, making a strange, grassy, cutting sound; and leaving behind them endless swaths of blue upon the yellow sea.
    Chapters 58-60 — Brit; Squid; The Line (4% in)
  • Aye, and rust amid greenness; as last year's scythes flung down, and left in the half-cut swaths—Starbuck!"
    Chapters 130-132 — The Hat; The Pequod meets the Delight; The Symphony (99% in)

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