Origin of reaper
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One of those is Neal Blue, the co-owner and CEO of General Atomics, the company that makes the Predator and Reaper drones.Speed Read: James Risen Indicts The War On Terror’s Costly Follies
October 14, 2014
George “The Reaper” Foyet (“Omnivore”) “The Reaper” made for perhaps the most emotionally draining episode of Criminal Minds yet.'Criminal Minds'' 7 Most Crazed Killers: From Human Marionettes to "The Reaper"
September 25, 2013
The two principal UAVs operated by the United States are the Predator and the Reaper.
The Reaper, among its other capabilities, can be fitted to take off from and land on an aircraft carrier.
Now he was a ploughman (spring), now a fisherman (summer), now a reaper (autumn).
The harvest-time reminded the Bretons of the garnering by that reaper, Death.
This is cut with the reaper and binder just after the wheat plant has flowered.Wheat Growing in Australia
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A reaper is to have in time of corn-harvest 2d., the first week in August, and 3d.
He was fading fast, waning with the waning summer, and conscious that the Reaper was at hand.Mugby Junction
- a person who reaps or a machine for reaping
- the grim reaper death
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Word Origin and History for reaper
Old English ripere, agent noun from reap (v.). As the name of a personification of death, from 1839.
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