Grim Reaper

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Grim Reaper

Death, as personified by a cloaked man or skeleton carrying a scythe. 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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References in classic literature ?
Not a step did we take in advance but the grim reaper strode silently in our tracks.
Her husband was dead, and Werper fancied that he could replace in the girl's heart the position which had been vacated by the act of the grim reaper.
My Scent-Lok fooled him long enough and the combo of my Hoyt MT Sport and Grim Reapers helped harvest my largest buck to date
Not so long ago, Gateshead were bailed out with the help of Paul Gascoigne and Alan Shearer, who GRIM REAPERS Gateshead celebrate after seeing off Grimsby in the semi-finals appeared at fund-raising dinners.
This book is, after all, about grim reapers, so plenty of people die, including major characters, but for the most part, the repartee, the jokes, and the breezy style keep things from being too, well, grim.
But, given the somnambulence that persists long after 9/11 and the subsequent bombings of Bali, Madrid, London and Mombai, and after the parade of kidnappings and video-taped beheadings by "militants" dressed as postmodern grim reapers, I doubt it.
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.
Dead Like Me,'' the Showtime season about the dead taking jobs as grim reapers while they wait to move on (although they are clueless as to where that would be) is strange, interesting and obviously a tad morbid, though with a sense of humor.
Divers armed with plastic squeeze bottles, wearing masks that make them look like grim reapers, swim through shimmering coral fish in Southeast Asia.
What: Black comedy about a disaffected teen recruited after her oddball death to serve as part of a team of grim reapers.
Razortips also use Grim Reapers LockNotch retention system eliminating the need for 0-rings or rubber bands.
ChristopherTabert, assigned to the VFA-ioi Grim Reapers,'prepares to fly the squadron's first F-35C Lightning ll local sortie on 2.
Two of the teens were declared ``dead'' and placed in body bags as two deputies dressed as grim reapers waited to take them away.
Named the Grim Reapers, as CO, Flatley became "Reaper Leader.
THE scariest tricksters this Halloween aren't the vampires and vampiras, the Grim Reapers or the glow-in-the-dark skeletons.