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scythe
used in O Pioneers!

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Definition
a tool for cutting grass that has a curved blade and a long handle that is held with both hands
  • he began to swing his scythe with that long, even stroke that few American boys ever learn.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (33% in)
scythe = a tool for cutting grass that has a curved blade and a long handle that is held with both hands
  • One June morning a young man stood at the gate of the Norwegian graveyard, sharpening his scythe in strokes unconsciously timed to the tune he was whistling.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (22% in)
  • When he was satisfied with the edge of his blade, he slipped the whetstone into his hip pocket and began to swing his scythe, still whistling, but softly, out of respect to the quiet folk about him.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (25% in)
  • When the grass required his close attention, or when he had to stoop to cut about a head-stone, he paused in his lively air,—the "Jewel" song,—taking it up where he had left it when his scythe swung free again.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (32% in)
  • He dropped his scythe and went toward the fence, wiping his face and neck with his handkerchief.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (42% in)
  • "Lots of the Bohemian boys at the University are," said Emil, taking up his scythe again.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (53% in)
  • After a final swish, Emil snapped the gate and sprang into the cart, holding his scythe well out over the wheel.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (63% in)
  • I never see Lou's scythe over here."
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (64% in)
  • "All right," said Emil shortly, studying the glittering blade of his scythe.
    2.1 — Part 2 Chapter 1 (81% in)
  • Marie stood looking toward it wistfully, her hand on the lid of the churn, when she heard a sharp ring in the air, the merry sound of the whetstone on the scythe.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (18% in)
  • The young man took up his scythe and leaned on it.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (70% in)
  • Emil gripped the hand-holds of his scythe and began to mow.
    2.8 — Part 2 Chapter 8 (99% in)

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