Origin of sickle
Examples from the Web for sickle
The communist part is no joke, either—his business card features a Soviet-style hammer and sickle in red.The Big Story Out of Herzliya Might Be About China and Israeli Drones|Eli Lake|March 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
France's Communist party has undergone a revolution and dropped the hammer and sickle from its membership cards.
Search online for “Obama” and “communist” or “hammer and sickle” and hundreds of images pop up.
A new ad campaign paints the president as a communist on health care—complete with hammer and sickle.
But there was a twist—the hammer and sickle through the “c” in “Obama Care.”
To avert sickness from a family, hang up a sickle, or iron implement, at the bed head.
As the wheat-stalk bends after the stroke of the sickle, Andry bent his head and fell upon the grass without uttering a word.Russia: Its People and Its Literature|Emilia Pardo Bazán
In the first attempt to use the sickle Terence was so awkward as to fall forward and break the implement into two pieces.The Boy Slaves|Mayne Reid
In itself the reaping-hook is an enlarged sickle, and the sickle was in use in Roman times, and no man knows how long before that.Field and Hedgerow|Richard Jefferies
She held the sickle as her sceptre, and a tiara composed of the bearded grain covered her brow.The Headsman|James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for sickle
Word Origin for sickle
Word Origin and History for sickle
Old English sicol, probably a West Germanic borrowing (cf. Middle Dutch sickele, Dutch sikkel, Old High German sihhila, German Sichel) from Vulgar Latin *sicila, from Latin secula "sickle" (cf. Italian segolo "hatchet"), from PIE root *sek- "to cut" (see section (n.)). Applied to curved or crescent-shaped things from mid-15c. Sickle-cell anemia is first recorded 1922.