from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who uses a scythe; a mower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who uses a scythe; a mower.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who uses a scythe; a mower.


scythe +‎ -man (Wiktionary)


  • After the cutter has done its work, an expert scytheman takes off most of what remains of the grass, and the heavy roller grinds out the substance of what is left.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • “Apollo and the Muses do not yet intend me to become the prey of the bony scytheman, as I have yet much to do for you, and much to bequeath, which my spirit dictates and calls on me to complete before I depart hence for the Elysian Fields; I feel as if I had written scarcely more than a few notes.”

    Beethoven A Character Study

  • Time presses, and in our implied agreement with the old scytheman it is of the essence of the contract.


  • Artistic affairs here are in so vile a condition, so rotten, so fit for decay, that only a bold scytheman is required who understands the right cut.

    Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt

  • Yes, five hours had been gathered in by the grim scytheman.

    Waifs and Strays Part 1

  • A guffawing scytheman, moreover, pressed with his horny palm the hand of

    The Day of Wrath

  • He had wielded it for the last time at God's command, he was not going to play the part of death's scytheman any more at the bidding of man.

    The Day of Wrath

  • The nest to come in was the scytheman, so cheerful and so brown

    When Jones's Ale Was New (3)


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