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reaper

(noun) Someone who helps to gather the harvest.

Synonyms: harvester

Usage: He was laying about him lustily with his sheath-knive, lopping the canes right and left, like a reaper, and soon made quite a clearing around us.
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reaper
Definition: (noun) Someone who helps to gather the harvest.
Synonyms: harvester
Usage: He was laying about him lustily with his sheath-knive, lopping the canes right and left, like a reaper, and soon made quite a clearing around us.
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Definition: (noun) Someone who helps to gather the harvest.
Synonyms: harvester


I am very sure if I could work as a reaper. Whistle
Emel Rapchan
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reaper
- (agricultural) a person who works as a harvester's helper catching in the fields.
- As an allusion to the soul's field in some religions, this figure can be pointed as the Grim Reaper or the Death Reaper once it is normally associated with a "worker of the soul's field".
- harvester, catcher, field hand, grim reaper, death angel
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(Don't Fear) The Reaper, (Blue Oyster Cult, 1976)
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The main purpose of the reaper's creation was to increase the production rate for farming. It diminished the need for the backbreaking work that was previously the norm.



Cyrus's first reaper was a crude machine made out of cast iron. Both wheels had iron treads to cut the stalks of harvested crops. A flat plate six feet long the cutting bar prevented the stalks from sliding. It used triangle-shaped knives attached to a bar that slid back and forth in a groove in the guards. The knives moved rapidly in the guards. It also allowed the driver to sit and steer while the horse-pulled contraption cut the grain.

Once it was improved, it was horse-drawn, greatly reducing the manual labour needed to thresh and cut down crops such as wheat and rye.



It had a wide master -also knows as drive- wheel (which carried most of the weight of the machine) and had a reciprocal knife powered by a reel which sweeps the collected grain onto a platform.
A straight blade (protected by guards) was linked to a drive wheel; as the drive wheel turned, the blade moved back and forth in a sawing motion, cutting through the stalks of grain, which were held straight by rods; the cut grain stalks then fell onto a platform and were collected with a rake by a worker.


It cut as much grain in one day as 4-5 men with cradles or 12-16 men with reaping hooks.


http://reapertakethewheel.blogspot.com/2013/03/how-mechanical-reaper-worked.html

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Definition: (noun) Someone who helps to gather the harvest.
Synonyms: harvester
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