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  • n. The shaft of a scythe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The handle of a scythe; a snead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shortened form of snathe.

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  • 'The curve of the scythe, and its having no snath to it, made it look exactly like a sword.'

    - Melville, The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids

    April 3, 2010

  • one wishes it had a silent 'e' to match scythe

    April 14, 2009

  • "I could see that the snath had a delightful patina that came with age and good care." Brian Lowry

    March 13, 2009

  • The handle of a scythe.

    February 9, 2009