This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[AS.] A large curved blade fastened to a long handle, for cutting grass, corn, or crops on small farms. Scythe-blades are forged, and then ground on grindstones. The haft is made of bent wood, with two handles.
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