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When it has become white and fine, it is placed in a kind of linen winnowing-fan, which is kept damp in a peculiar manner.
It is the winnowing fan of death that makes for the development of animal life.
THEISM OR ATHEISMCHAPMAN COHEN
A winnowing process—Swartboy's thick lips acting as a fan—was next gone through; and the legs and wings were thus got rid of.
Jud had hardly said this when there came a loud hoot, and the sound of winnowing wings reached them.
On the second afternoon, such is effect of rigid winnowing, there were but nine men to ride.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
The figures of its sleeping angels with winnowing-forks, waiting on each side for the great final harvest, are full of beauty.
He said that a wayfarer should meet me and ask me whether it was a winnowing shovel that I had on my shoulder.
There was a threshing machine, a winnowing machine, a circular saw for splitting trees, and other contrivances.
SCOTCH WIT AND HUMORW. H. (WALTER HENRY) HOWE
Here, too, one will find coffee being cleaned by the primitive hand-mortar and wind-winnowing method.
ALL ABOUT COFFEEWILLIAM H. UKERS
The willow exercises a winnowing action, loosens the large flocks, and shakes out much of the dirt contained in them.

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