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  • adj. Resembling a scythe or some aspect of one.


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scythe +‎ -like


  • The massive female warthog's huge scythelike tusks had been filed to razor points.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • Two other limbs, not quite arms, similar to the scythelike pincers of the hydralisks, extended almost as if in prayer.

    Shadow Hunters

  • Four hydralisks came forward, the linked scythelike arms cradling a precious burden instead of ripping something to bloody bits.

    Shadow Hunters

  • The extra appendages culminated in scythelike blades that twitched as if itching for something to slice in half.

    Shadow Hunters

  • The emptiness of space was filled with swarming killers, the scythelike Cylon raiders breaking in seemingly random zigzags, the hail of fire from Galactica, and then the white-hot streaks of the fast-boosting Cylon missiles, aimed at the battlestar and the fleet behind her.

    Battlestar Galactica

  • On the sled, John and several bags of supplies moved forward toward the massive scythelike fins in the distance.

    Crystal Rain

  • One of the zerg was touching him, its scythelike limbs poking into his mottled flesh, but it was not attacking.

    Queen of Blades

  • From a nearby causeway of carved basalt, hordes of gibbering monsters-star-shaped eyes and great shags of barbed hair and curved claws and teeth indistinguishable from each other in their scythelike savagery-hurled themselves into the water.

    Time Streams

  • Each had a single horn of varying length growing from the center of its forehead, and they were armed with curving, scythelike short swords fashioned of metal as bloodred as their exposed flesh.

    Into the Thinking Kingdoms

  • Among the other botanical stand-outs was a medium-size bush armed with scythelike spines.

    The Howling Stones


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