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.”
The communist part is no joke, either—his business card features a Soviet-style hammer and sickle in red.
The great reaper with his sickle is painted on the walls of dwelling-houses as well as churches.
From behind the hills peeped the edge of the moon—a sickle of burnished copper.
Instead of driving the plough or wielding the sickle, you roll your cylinders.
The shoots are then topped off with a sickle, corn-cutter or similar tool.
They carry three formidable knives in the shape of a sickle, and they have been known to kill a bear or tiger single-handed.
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.
sickle sick·le (sĭk'əl)
v. sick·led, sick·ling, sick·les
To cut with a sickle.
To deform a red blood cell into an abnormal crescent shape.
To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
of the Egyptians resembled that in modern use. The ears of corn were cut with it near the top of the straw. There was also a sickle used for warlike purposes, more correctly, however, called a pruning-hook (Deut. 16:9; Jer. 50:16, marg., "scythe;" Joel 3:13; Mark 4:29).