from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large sieve consisting of a frame fitted with a wire grating or netting of the desired fineness, propped up by a support at a convenient angle, and used to sift out pebbles and stones from sand which is thrown against it with a shovel.
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First there was a sand-screen -- like Mike uses, where they sieved it.
Put 350 feet sand-screen wire on ventilators on roof at Boiler Room.
If there are any coarse lumps, a wooden tamper can crush them on the barn floor, and the material should be passed through a sand-screen.