Usage examples for scythe

  1. Sometimes it was with a plow, which he learned to use under the advice of Tobe Barnett, a scythe in the hay- field, or a woodman's ax in the depths of the forests. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  2. Hippias, fighting at the head of the Persian army, was one of the first to die; and when the Persians saw their companions falling around them like ripe grain under the mower's scythe they were seized with terror, rushed toward the sea, and embarked in their vessels in great haste. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  3. But the witch- wife was standing over her and crying out: Thou art late, slug- a- bed, this fair- weather day, and the grass all spoiling for lack of the scythe – The Water of the Wondrous Isles by William Morris