In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Her knives were twice a long as a scythe set straight upon the handle.
- Climbing on the roof, Gawain suddenly heard a violent noise, clattering off the cliff like a grindstone on a scythe.
- The former has the classically draped general rising from his sarcophagus, while around him the pyramid of Eternity crumbles and the figure of Time breaks his scythe.
- What belongs to time is owned by time, subject to the Fates; what is born in time ends by time's scythe.
- The angel of death still appears at the entryway, waves his scythe, and off we go to who knows where.
- But the small party does not manage to remain separate, for it meets a masqued procession featuring Winged Time, his scythe and hourglass.
- He also often bears a scythe or sickle in his arms, reflecting that Time's eroding force cuts down everything.
- Further up on the gable's crest are Vices and Death with a scythe at the very top.
- Instead, save the scythe for the kitschy styling, indolent performances, and hokey gags.
- She prattles on a mile per breathless minute, wields her parasol like a reaper's scythe, flutters the long lashes curtaining her sapphire eyes, and emerges as utterly charming.
- Pesticides, similarly, were unknown: docks, nettles and thistles were scythed away by hand just as they came into seed.
- Only Father Death reaped a bountiful harvest as he scythed the children of the community.
- Croft galloped across the field, jumped the low hedge into the meadow, across that and into an apple and pear orchard, well cared for; the branches pruned, the grass regularly scythed.
- They went down like scythed wheat as their quarry turned upon them.
- Still, by the end of 1993, the political landscape had been scythed so clean of rivals or opponents that the Party seemed on the brink of power, if only by elimination of alternatives.
- I screamed, firing back, emptying my weapon into the fleeing figures: mowing several down like scythed wheat.
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