An old sickle mower and rake with their high metal seats were the only items she recognized.
These waters had been erroneously taken for parts of one vast horseshoe or sickle shaped lake, only some 20 m.
The evening sky that had been so clear was clouded with smoke, through which, high up, the sickle of the new moon shone strangely.
In shape it is not unlike the sickle (drepane), to which it was compared by the ancients,--the hollow side, with the town and harbour of Corfu in the centre, being turned towards the Albanian coast.
To the right and high up in the sky was the sickle of the waning moon and opposite to it hung that bright comet which was connected in Pierre's heart with his love.
The sickle was of wood (92), with flints (91) inserted, apparently a copy of the ox-jaw and teeth.
In Roman times the same principle was followed, by making an iron sickle with a deep groove, in which was inserted the cutting blade of steel (P.E.