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The blasts of adversity were necessary to winnow the spurious and false away, and to leave the tried and true behind.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
The corn thrashed out is cleared away by the men, others winnow it, others heap it, others supply fresh layers.
TRAVELS THROUGH THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND THE INTERIOR OF PROVINCES OF PROVENCE AND LANGUEDOC IN THE YEARS 1807 AND 1808LT-COL. PINKNEY
These had lived there so long as to be able to winnow the chaff and throw the refuse off.
FOUR YEARS IN REBEL CAPITALST. C. DELEON
Wer't nae for thy girning face I would knock the big, winnow the corn, and grun the meal!
THE SCIENCE OF FAIRY TALESEDWIN SIDNEY HARTLAND
This seems unlikely, unless it can be shown that Winwaloe and Winnow or Winoc were the same person.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
But it is no very difficult task to winnow the chaff from the wheat, and the result will amply repay the labor.
THE INTERNATIONAL MONTHLY, VOLUME 5, NO. 3, MARCH, 1852VARIOUS
Do but winnow their chaff from their wheat, ye shall see their great heap shrink and wax thin, past belief.
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROSE AND POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTONHIRAM CORSON
It is like sifting gold out of sand; to reach one heresy you must winnow away a thousand pious works.
A HISTORY OF THE INQUISITION OF SPAIN; VOL. 4HENRY CHARLES LEA
Real "agriculture" is not pleasant; much pleasanter to reap and winnow (with ballot-box or otherwise) than to plough!
LATTER-DAY PAMPHLETSTHOMAS CARLYLE
The following morning the priestess removes the little leaf packages and, placing them on a rice winnow, tosses them into the air.
THE MANBOS OF MINDANOJOHN M. GARVAN
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