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reaping machine

any of various machines for reaping grain, often fitted with a device for automatically throwing out bundles of the cut grain.
Origin of reaping machine
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cyrus H. McCormick, the inventor of the reaping machine, was born in the eventful year 1809.

    Makers of Modern Agriculture William Macdonald
  • At last he saw a reaping machine and a combined reaper and binder.

  • The reaping machine was the one exception, and a bitter point with the old man.

    Hodge and His Masters Richard Jefferies
  • From a distant cornfield came the busy rattle of a reaping machine.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • His arms were strong still, and once up on the seat he could drive a cart or trap or reaping machine as well as any one.

    The Land's End W. H. Hudson
  • These tough stems blunt the sickles of the reapers and the knives of the reaping machine.

    Wildflowers of the Farm Arthur Owens Cooke
  • In 1831 he put a reaping machine in the field for trial, but it failed to work and its inventor was completely discouraged.

  • Mr Bell of Toronto exhibited his excellent plough, straw-cutter, and reaping machine.

  • Therefore they walk backwards and forwards on the slope, just as a reaping machine is driven over a hillside wheat-field.

  • He and his father would lock themselves up in the shop and work for hours on a reaping machine.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson

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