Definitions

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  • n. A sieve; a strainer.
  • v. To sift; to bolt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fine sieve.
  • transitive v. To sift; to bolt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sift through a searce.
  • n. A sieve, especially a fine sieve.

Etymologies

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From Old French saas, from Late Latin *saetāceus (pannus) ("(cloth) made of bristles"), from Latin saeta ("bristle").

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