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

 sick·le /ˈsɪkəl/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sick·le /ˈsɪkəl/ 名詞

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

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

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    of the Egyptians resembled that in modern use. The ears of corn
    were cut with it near the top of the straw. There was also a
    sickle used for warlike purposes, more correctly, however,
    called a pruning-hook (Deut. 16:9; Jer. 50:16, marg., "scythe;"
    Joel 3:13; Mark 4:29).