the Grim Reaper

noun

Definition of the Grim Reaper

: death thought of as a man or skeleton holding a scythe and wearing a dark cloak with a hood a visit from the Grim Reaper

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“The Grim Reaper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Grim%20Reaper. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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