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 for Reaping hook
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.
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              When ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt
              not wholly reap the corners of thy field. --Lev.
                                                    xix. 9.
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     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.
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              Why do I humble thus myself, and, suing
              For peace, reap nothing but repulse and hate?
                                                    --Milton.
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     3. To clear of a crop by reaping; as, to reap a field.
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     4. To deprive of the beard; to shave. [R.] --Shak.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reaping hook
      n 1: an edge tool for cutting grass or crops; has a curved blade
           and a short handle [syn: sickle, reaping hook, reap
           hook]

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