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See definition of sifter on Dictionary.com
  • as incolander
  • as insieve

synonyms for sifter

  • utensil
  • bowl-shaped sieve
  • colander
  • basket
  • filter
  • mesh
  • screen
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How to use sifter in a sentence

To remove any foreign material from the flour and at the same time make it light, a flour sifter is required.
WOMAN'S INSTITUTE LIBRARY OF COOKERY, VOL. 4WOMAN'S INSTITUTE OF DOMESTIC ARTS AND SCIENCES
"A miner's a man who digs gold up and washes it in a cinder-sifter," explained Stanley.
THE HARMSWORTH MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, 1898-1899, NO. 6VARIOUS
"Dig up some sand, pard, and fling it into the cinder-sifter while I write out the caution in blue pencil," said Stanley.
THE HARMSWORTH MAGAZINE, VOL. 1, 1898-1899, NO. 6VARIOUS
In this formula the possible boy or girl is coaxed out by the promise of a bow or a meal-sifter to the one who can get it first.
THE SACRED FORMULAS OF THE CHEROKEESJAMES MOONEY
Among the Cherokees it is common, in asking about the sex of a new arrival, to inquire, Is it a bow or a sifter?
THE SACRED FORMULAS OF THE CHEROKEESJAMES MOONEY
One person informed me that a wire sifter had been conveyed by the gust to a distance of many miles.
AUDUBON AND HIS JOURNALS, VOL. 2MARIA R. AUDUBON
They were told that if Ellison Hatfield died of his wounds, “the prisoners will be filled as full of holes as a sifter bottom.”
KENTUCKY'S FAMOUS FEUDS AND TRAGEDIESCHAS. G MUTZENBERG
When inquiring as to the sex of the new arrival the Cherokee asks, “Is it a bow or a (meal) sifter?”
MYTHS OF THE CHEROKEEJAMES MOONEY
I guess his story plugs Russell's lies, shoots that alibi so full of holes it makes a sifter look like a piece of sheet-iron!
NO CLUEJAMES HAY
A thousand voices exclaimed, "We will have no cinder-sifter mingle in our games of chivalry."
THE ANTIQUARY, COMPLETESIR WALTER SCOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SIFTER

  • bowl-shaped sieve
  • sifter
  • utensil
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