from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy cribriform; ethmoid.


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  • I'm under the gun a bit here, what with my sieve-like memory and the Freedom Maze Revision Deathmarch and the Tuesday deadline on the panel proposal.

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  • As I thought of all the men, women and dogs that have been Madonna's sex partners, I recoiled from the image of her pointy sieve-like bra poking holes in Chloie's spleen, liver and pancreas.

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  • Even in the round‑up blather at the end he was strangely gripping, this time in a sieve-like hat that made him look like your granny pretending to be a cowboy.

    Cricket fails the cool test even with disco umpires and crick-babes

  • A clean background check is only good for a limited period of time if memory serves, its 6 months but my sieve-like mind may have lost the exact span of time - if your application has not been adjudicated within the prescribed period, you have to go through another round of background check and so on.

    The numbers games: House and Senate in 2010, and beyond

  • In his rage over his sieve-like Pentagon back in 2002, he wanted to hunt them down.

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  • Defense was still an issue at times, but the Wizards obeyed Tapscott's demand to be more physical under the basket, as opposed to the ` ` sieve-like, letting people go down the lane '' approach he had seen in the team's previous games.

  • Former Duke head coach Ted Roof was hired as the defensive coordinator, the latest man asked to turn this sieve-like unit around.

  • I meant "sieve-like" - and it would be counterproductive, if not downright suicidal, to want it to go down just to prove a conservative critique of Keynesian economics. ...

    Never Yet Melted

  • My brain, being sieve-like, sifted it into some inaccessible nook or cranny, and I forgot.


  • That's what comes to mind at the moment - not so much a top ten as a "these are what stuck in my sieve-like mind".

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