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[snath] /snæθ/
the shaft or handle of a scythe.
Also, snathe
[sneyth] /sneɪð/ (Show IPA)
Origin of snath
1565-75; unexplained variant of snead (Middle English snede, Old English snǣd) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And while were at it, why not Sandy Jackson and his friend, snath?

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • "Well, it's purty likely that I do," he answered as he stood resting on his snath.

    The Light in the Clearing

    Irving Bacheller
  • At length, to his great joy, it was well ground from heel to point, and its master fastened it to the snath.

    Father Brighthopes John Townsend Trowbridge
  • Joe took his snath from the place where it had lain since they left Missouri and fitted a scythe to it.

    The Lost Wagon James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Nobody spoke to you, redhead, returned snath, snapping out the epithet with a good deal of relish.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • snath shambled away with a last malignant look at Bobby that was full of threats of vengeance in the future.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • Youll have to take all I care to give you, drawled snath, feeling perfectly safe as long as Mr. Leith was in sight.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • Might know that snath couldnt stay decent for long, remarked Skeets.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • But snath was one of those who believed that discretion was the better part of valor.

    Bobby Blake on a Plantation Frank A. Warner
  • It hangs on a leafless mossy oak snag showing the effect of time, and on the snath is written, "All flesh is grass."

British Dictionary definitions for snath


the handle of a scythe
Word Origin
C16: variant of earlier snead, from Old English snǣd, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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