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sickle in Easton's 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).

sickle in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

SICK'LE . Deut 16:9. We have preserved in Egyptian monuments the form of the ancient sickle, which bore a very close resemblance to our implement. The scythe was unknown in Bible times.