any of various machines for reaping grain, often fitted with a device for automatically throwing out bundles of the cut grain.
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How to use reaping machine in a sentence
Success was evident, and the English farmers gave three hearty cheers for the American reaping-machine.American Inventions and Inventors | William A. Mowry
Another invention of which the public have heard no little discussion lately is the reaping machine.Lands of the Slave and the Free | Henry A. Murray
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
So was born the famous Marsh harvester, which proved to be the half-way mark in the evolution of the grain-reaping machine.The Romance of the Reaper | Herbert Newton Casson
How many men has the self-binding reaping machine thrown for a time out of work?A Short History of English Agriculture | W. H. R. Curtler