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Definition of "scything" [scything]

  • Present participle of scythe. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scything" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "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!"
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