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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!"