riftere

riftere, m.n: a reaper. (RIFF-teh-reh / ˈɹɪf-tɛ-ɹɛ)

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Medieval manuscript image of a man reaping waist-high grain with a sickle.
Psalter of Eleanor of Aquitaine. France (Fécamp), c. 1180-85. Den Haag, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, KW 76 F 13, f. 8v. [galerij.kb.nl]

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