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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 reaping hook

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reap v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reaped p. pr. & vb. n. Reaping.]
 1. To cut with a sickle, scythe, or reaping machine, as grain; to gather, as a harvest, by cutting.
    When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field.   --Lev. xix. 9.
 2. To gather; to obtain; to receive as a reward or harvest, or as the fruit of labor or of works; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to reap a benefit from exertions.
 Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing
 For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate?   --Milton.
 3. To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.
 4. To deprive of the beard; to shave. [R.]
 Reaping hook, an implement having a hook-shaped blade, used in reaping; a sickle; -- in a specific sense, distinguished from a sickle by a blade keen instead of serrated.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sic·kle n.
 1. A reaping instrument consisting of a steel blade curved into the form of a hook, and having a handle fitted on a tang. The sickle has one side of the blade notched, so as always to sharpen with a serrated edge.  Cf. Reaping hook, under Reap.
    When corn has once felt the sickle, it has no more benefit from the sunshine.   --Shak.
 2. Astron. A group of stars in the constellation Leo. See Illust. of Leo.
 Sickle pod Bot., a kind of rock cress (Arabis Canadensis) having very long curved pods.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 reaping hook
      n : an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade
          and a short handle [syn: sickle, reap hook]