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  • Though he is given no back-story, Eli obviously has skills: He's a martial artist with a scythe-like sword and a crack shot with both pistol and bow-and-arrow.

    Marshall Fine: Movie Review: The Book of Eli

  • Deker said nothing more as two of the soldiers dismounted and walked toward them, one wielding a scythe-like sword and the other carrying an axe.

    THE PROMISED WAR

  • We all have comical attempts at wielding the scythe-like instrument used for the job, but it quickly becomes clear that it remains back-breaking (and entirely un-mechanised) work.

    Soul o' Plays and Pranks!

  • Today brings confirmation that Justin Theroux, the guy burdened with writing Iron Man 2 and hiding scythe-like eyebrows, will play a badguy wizard in the R-rated stoner fantasia due 2010 from Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green.

    Justin Theroux to Play Evil Wizard in David Gordon Green’s Your Highness | /Film

  • We all have comical attempts at wielding the scythe-like instrument used for the job, but it quickly becomes clear that it remains back-breaking (and entirely un-mechanised) work.

    Soul o' Plays and Pranks!

  • The creature climbed above them on black reptilian wings, then swooped and circled low, its scythe-like claws slicing the wave tops.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Which is when Manni, who has been waiting in the doorway for the past minute, leaps on the cat with a scream and a scythe-like arm drawn back and ready to strike.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Several seemed to indicate a northeast direction: a fancy number 7, with a scythe-like tail, seemed to point that way.

    Shadow of the Sentinel

  • Yet Conan was not dead; breaking his fall with his left hand, he slashed at Khemsa's legs even as he went down, and the Rakhsha avoided the scythe-like swipe only by a most unwizardly bound backward.

    The Bloody Crown of Conan

  • Yet Conan was not dead; breaking his fall with his left hand, he slashed at Khemsa's legs even as he went down, and the Rakhsha avoided the scythe-like swipe only by a most unwizardly bound backward.

    The Bloody Crown Of Conan

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