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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Reap \Reap\ (r[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reaped (r[=e]pt); p.
pr. & vb. n. Reaping.] [OE. repen, AS. r[imac]pan to seize,
reap; cf. D. rapen to glean, reap, G. raufen to pluck, Goth.
raupjan, or E. ripe.]
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.
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?
3. To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.
4. To deprive of the beard; to shave. [R.] --Shak.
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
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