Synonyms for winnowing

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Do not our household servants talk of sifting, straining, winnowing?

Well, after that, Ischomachus, we will proceed to cleanse the corn by winnowing.

There was Hilary in the barn with his men, as busy as they could well be, winnowing oats.

The older women are winnowing grain and grinding at the metate.

After drying, they are brought to the hulling and winnowing machines.

It is the winnowing fan of death that makes for the development of animal life.

The winnowing follows, after the whole is reduced almost to snuff.

Winnowing is performed by throwing up the grain on windy days.

There is a good deal of sifting and winnowing left for us to do.

Think of threshing with the flail and winnowing with the wind.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WINNOWING

threshing

nounact of removing grain or seeds from hulls or husks
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