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Scythe - Implement used for mowing and reaping, consisting of a long curved
blade fixed at an angle to a long bent handle.
Seedlip - A basket in which seed is carried in the process of sowing by hand.
Sickle - An tool with a curved or crescent-shaped blade mounted on a short
handle, used for cutting tall grass, grains, etc.
Stilliards - A balance for weighing that consists of a beam, a weight sliding on
a graduated scale, and hooks to hold the thing being weighed.
Tallow - A mixture of animal fat for use in candles.
Tankard - One-handled covered drinking vessel with either dome-shaped or flat
Tow - Coarse fiber of flax, hemp or jute.
Trencher - A wooden plate used at the table.
Trivet - Three legged stand to hold pots of food over the coals, on the hearth
and at the table.
Wimble - A boring tool, such as a gimlet or auger.
Wool Comb - Toothed instrument used in carding wool by hand.
Yeoman - Freedholder, farmer, small land owner.