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Grim Reaper

Death, as personified by a cloaked, scythe-wielding man or skeleton. She's been in three really terrible car accidents but has miraculously avoided the Grim Reaper.
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grim reaper

Fig. death. I think I have a few years to go yet before the grim reaper pays me a call.
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the Grim Reaper

The Grim Reaper is an imaginary character who represents death. He looks like a skeleton, wears a long, black cloak with a hood, and carries a scythe (= tool for cutting grass). By giving away assets while still alive, inheritance tax can be avoided entirely by the time the Grim Reaper calls. They were sitting around, waiting for the Grim Reaper.
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the Grim Reaper

a personification of death in the form of a cloaked skeleton wielding a large scythe.
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The Italian Air Force originally signed a deal with CAE to supply a generic mission trainer in January 2014 but later upped its specification to a more high fidelity system using test data gathered from actual Predators and Reapers operated by the Air Force, Chuter wrote.
The Reapers are the most advanced machine race in the game capable of using faster-than-light travel.
The MoD said an unmanned aircraft known as a Royal Air Force Reaper "successfully attacked the terrorists using a Hellfire missile".
Just last month more than 100 Taliban fighters were killed in one SAS operation which used RAF Reapers to attack an insurgent stronghold.
The RAF's newest Reaper drones have started operations in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has announced.
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Christopher Tabert, assigned to the VFA-101 Grim Reapers, flies the squadron's first local sortie on 14 August.
According to the paper, after 'standing up' the new XIII squadron in a ceremony this Friday, the UK will soon have 10 Reapers in Afghanistan.
With the request for Reaper support intensifying comes the need for more Reapers, which increases the need for more students, which means more instructors--it affects the entire pipeline," the Reaper pilot said.
Today we have 27 combat air patrols of Predators and Reapers flying, and we're building towards 50," says Gen.
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His flash art makes you want to go get drunk and wake up with five new pieces of good things that would piss your mom off: skulls, spider webs, snakes, Grim Reapers, and bongs.
The demands of the Civil War would break up the prairie sod, put reapers to work and drop the hand-farming methods that had ruled agriculture for centuries.
In ``Dead Like Me,'' reapers - who are ``undead'' - have lousy job restrictions and worse pay.
Blade rescues his good friend, only to learn of a mutation in the vampire virus, which has created a rare hybrid known as The Reapers.