Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To sift; to bolt.
  • noun obsolete A fine sieve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A sieve; a strainer.
  • verb obsolete To sift; to bolt.

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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