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Word: chaff

Definition: worthless products of an endeavor; husk(outer seed cover) separated from grain; Ex. separate the wheat from the chaff


Sentences Containing 'chaff'

"A few patients," he noted, "carefully pick weak psychoanalysts, moving from one to another, demonstrating that they can't be cured and meanwhile learning to play a sharper and sharper game of 'Psychiatry;' eventually it becomes difficult for even a first-rate clinician to separate the wheat from the chaff."
A shock of orange hair, a pale face disfigured by a horrible scar, which, by its contraction, has turned up the outer edge of his upper lip, a bulldog chin, and a pair of very penetrating dark eyes, which present a singular contrast to the colour of his hair, all mark him out from amid the common crowd of mendicants and so, too, does his wit, for he is ever ready with a reply to any piece of chaff which may be thrown at him by the passers-by.
A US-built AN/APR-9 Radar Warning Receiver was installed in the nose, along with AN/ALE-39 chaff-flare dispensers.
An inspection of Hornsey Manor by the King's reeve in 1283 notes wages for herdsmen and ploughmen and recorded activities including ploughing, sowing winnowing chaff and spreading clay.
If this be true, for I pretend not to affirm it, it is as if a corn farmer expected to defray the expense of his cultivation with the chaff and the straw, and that the grain should be all clear profit.
In these antique interjections lay poison and bitterness for the other old pilots, and they used to chaff the`Mark Twain'paragraphs with unsparing mockery.
Known collectively as "chaff", the paleas, when present, each subtend one of the florets that cover the upper surface of the receptacle.
Particularly relevant to the Normandy landings was the use of heavy bombers in Operations "Glimmer" and "Taxable" which flew in highly precise patterns over the Straits of Dover, to drop radar-reflecting aluminium strips ("window", now known as chaff), to create a picture on German radar of an invasion fleet moving across the straits simultaneously with the arrival of the invasion fleet in Normandy.
Rub the husks between the hands to separate the seed and chaff, then winnow out the trash.
See how the lordlings come to make game of the village girls now, as if we here could not chaff as well as themselves.
Some T.Mk 68s could be fitted with T-708 Vista ECM pods, containing several jamming devices and chaff dispensers.
The artist himself was at that time busy upon two great designs; the first, to sow land with chaff, wherein he affirmed the true seminal virtue to be contained, as he demonstrated by several experiments, which I was not skilful enough to comprehend.
The favor was too much to bear; in an instant the barrier of dust and chaff that had stood surprisingly long, went to the winds, and Saint Antoine had got him!
The Germans, by this point, had learned how to distinguish chaff from actual aircraft on their radar, but they were unable to send up interceptors often because the increased numbers of the American P-51 Mustangs were tightening Allied air superiority.
The helicopter has various radar/laser warning and missile-approach detection systems, including EADS's AN/AAR-60 MILDS (Missile Launch Detection System), as well as flares and chaff dispensers.
The IAR 99's electronic warfare suite is based on the Elisra Electronic Systems radar warning receiver and electronic countermeasures pod plus a chaff and flare decoy dispenser.
The palea is the uppermost of the two chaff-like bracts that enclose the grass floret (the other being the lemma).

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