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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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Cool plus : the thing that you swing around is called a snath.
We don't even know the lay-out of the place - it sounds like a classic snath and run.
Scythes are still sold worldwide in their classic 19th-century form, with a curved bentwood snath handle.
He jumped when he saw me, making a great show of searching for the snath that had slipped from his hand when he'd dozed off.
Inman went to slash at the shinbones of the smith, but the blade clashed on the stone of the foundation and threw a spray of white sparks and broke off close so that he was left holding but the snath.
He threw the snath off across the road into a patch of ragweed.
The moment the shop-keeper said it I dropped the snath, raised my axe, and told him that if he came one step nearer to me I would make mincemeat of him.
Barney, fastening it to the snath, again set off up the lane.
She turned and entered the house without a word, while he took down the scythe from its peg, removed the blade from the snath and handed it to his father.
He came Sunday evening, and I did not suppose that he had come to work with us till the next morning, when, after prayers, he quietly fetched his scythe and snath down from the wagon-house chamber, and called on Halstead to turn the grindstone for him.
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