winnow[ win-oh ]SEE DEFINITION OF winnow
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WINNOW
These had lived there so long as to be able to winnow the chaff and throw the refuse off.
I winnow him; and if nothing but chaff results, whose fault is that?
This very night he is going to winnow barley on the threshing-floor.
Water is then poured over her head three times through the winnow.
He has sown, but he has also to reap; and if reaping is done, he has to thresh and to winnow.
Come, friend, let us go and winnow the grain from the chaff.
As in dry Sahara, when the winds waken, and lift and winnow the immensity of sand!
Would you winnow a whole peck of chaff for only three good grains?
They crush the corn into meal, and thresh and winnow the beans, and dry the pumpkin for winter use.
I wash out the sand, and pick out the gold; winnow away the chaff, and gather up the rich grains.