“sickle : (agriculture) An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting…”

“sickle : (agriculture) An implement having a semicircular blade and short handle, used for cutting long grass and cereal crops. German philosopher Friedrich Engels, who wrote The Communist Manifesto (1848) with Karl Marx, was born on this day in 1820. The hammer and sickle are common symbols of Communism.”

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