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  • v. Present participle of scythe.


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  • The assured construction of the scenes can become a little routine at times: when a paragraph describing a fight ends with a sword scything towards the head of a favoured character, and the narrative cuts away to deal with other events, it eventually stops being a surprise that, when the narrative returns, the blow is avoided by some unusual means and the fight continues.

    California Literary Review

  • Cocky George Osborne taunted me two years ago that a Con charity-for-the-rich scam, otherwise called scything inheritance tax, would be a vote winner. - News

  • However, KK has gone way over the top in his description of 'scything' JB down; he just tapped his foot so that he would trip up himself! News

  • He's at his most brutal wielding the bat horizontally, with a range of shots that are effectively different points on a single massive scything arc, from slashes square of the wicket on the off side through murderous pulls, whips and slogs over the leg side.

    Team's Fate is in Their Hands

  • When he made massive cuts in his first reign, there were 40,000+ people who protested in person, and Campbell just continued scything through jobs.

    There is No Harmonization to Campbell’s New Tax « Colleen Anderson

  • But their night, and in particular McNaughton's, went sour as he was sent off for scything down Hylton a minute after half-time.

    West Ham United 1-2 Aldershot | Carling Cup match report

  • When Messi caught him with a scything challenge just before half time, he rolled and the Camp Nou rocked.

    Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid (4-3 agg) | Copa del Rey match report

  • Aren't we a modern go-ahead generation, scything through the 21st century?

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • In agricultural societies, the annual cycles are counted from sowing to scything.

    Donna Henes: For This, Let Us Be Thankful

  • Most of us considered ourselves by now fully-fledged farmers doing the ploughing, scything and any job that came along.

    Thomas Hawksworth


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