Should they break through our barricades, slash at the horses with your scythes.
Every tithing-man in Somersetshire is searching for axes and scythes.
And where the scythes caught them, men and weapons were cut to shreds.
They killed each other with their scythes, fighting in the field about a whetstone.
In the level light the scythes of the mowers flash as we move past.
All the mowing was done with scythes, and the raking with hand rakes and "loafer" rakes.
Here and there some of them were engaged in sharpening their scythes.
But what, in the name of all that is mysterious, is your 'Massa Will' going to do with scythes and spades?
Archelaus had 60 of these chariots armed with scythes projecting.
There is a sort of music in the "swish" and a rhythm in the swing of the scythes in concert.