Related to snath: Scythe snath


(snæθ) or


(Tools) the handle of a scythe
[C16: variant of earlier snead, from Old English snǣd, of obscure origin]



also snathe


the shaft or handle of a scythe.
[1565–75; unexplained variant of snead (Middle English snede, Old English snǣd)]
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Maureen Stanton, in a riff on the scythe, the ancestor of her beloved lawnmower, lists its "poetically named parts: snath, toe, tang, ring, beard, heel, grips and chine.
Finally, someone added a loop to the snath, just above the blade, that caught and held the stalks cut during each swing of the scythe and allowed the scythe man to deposit the gavel to one side where it could be more easily gathered up and tied into a sheaf.
In both cases, be sure to get a scythe with a snath (handle) that's fit to your build, or one that's fully adjustable.
win over Ferry to nail the 18-U title, Zoleta trounced Justine So, 6-1, 6-2, to cop the 12-U crown; and Luis Salvacion, also from Lucena, pulled off a thrilling 3-5, 5-3, 4-2 victory over Magnus Gnilo to snath the 10-unisex crown of the event sanctioned by the Philippine Tennis Association.
Cluinnear fuam a chanan agus far a robh gliograich na "mules" bha deaneamh iteachan snath.
If you grow your own grain, you'd better know the difference between a snath and a blade and how to sharpen the latter.
Paul Bowker, brother Andrew, and friend Phil Snath caught 141 fish to 6lb among them from the dam on lures such as Dawson's Olive, Cat's Whisker and Black and Olive Nomads fished on intermediate lines.
was founded as a means to produce Silas Lamson's invention--the curved scythe snath (handle), The early days of the industry were ones of explosive growth as a rapidly expanding industrial America provided a huge, diverse market for cutlery and edged tools.
The cutbacks were imposed at the Snath Comer factory in Gweedore's Derrybeg industrial estate after consultations between the mangement and trade union officials.
Since I already owned a lightweight Austrian-style scythe with a snath custom-made to my 6-foot, 4-inch frame (about $190 plus shipping for the outfit at Scythe Supply--www.
On the right, the thicker spine of the blade ends in the sturdy tang, with a knob on the end that locks into a hole in the end of the snath.
I already owned a lightweight Austrian-style scythe with a snath (handle) custom-made to my 6-foot-4-inch frame (about $195 plus shipping from Scythe Supply; www.