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  • v. to use a screen, grate, sieve or similar means to separate large from small objects or particles
  • v. to exclude

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. examine in order to test suitability


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  • Both men were faceless behind handkerchiefs tied bandit-style over the lower half of their faces in an attempt to screen out dust and soot.


  • I hit the polarizers to screen out the dust and took another look.

    Futures Imperfect

  • In the distance men were shouting, hammers pounded; at long last the verandas and the upper-story windows of the homestead were being enclosed by fine wire mesh to screen out the flies.

    The Thorn Birds

  • Having a talent for such work, Cardixa was halfway through making a carved fretwork folding screen out of some striking African cabinet-wood; the pieces of polished sard, jasper, carnelian, and onyx with which she intended to inlay it in a pattern of leaves and flowers were all carefully wrapped within a carved wooden box, an earlier example of her skill.

    The First Man in Rome

  • For Timoshenko had been ordered south, to build up some sort of a screen out of the shattered fragments of Budenny's old group.



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