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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The personification of death as a cloaked man or skeleton carrying a scythe.

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  • proper noun A personification of Death as an old man, or a skeleton, carrying a scythe, taking souls to the afterlife

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  • noun Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe

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