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Word: winnow

Definition: sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind


Sentences Containing 'winnow'

Rub the husks between the hands to separate the seed and chaff, then winnow out the trash.
These I heated before the fire, as well as I could, and rubbed them till the husks came off, which I made a shift to winnow from the grain.

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