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  • adj. Resembling a sieve; thus, having holes through which fluids can pass


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sieve +‎ -like


  • Wednesday's massive truck bombings showed not only the sievelike state of the Iraqi defenses but, just as important, how quickly the government could lose the public's trust.

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  • Years back, Crazy Schmidt of the Cincinnati Reds was troubled by a sievelike memory and actually kept his book on his person—in a looseleaf notebook which he tugged from his hip pocket for reference as each batter approached the plate.


  • Carbuncles differ from boils in being much larger, in having rounded or flat tops instead of the conical shape of boils, in having numerous, sievelike openings, in the occurrence of death of the skin over the top of the carbuncle, and in being accompanied by intense pain and high fever.

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  • The melted lead drops through sievelike openings, the resulting spheres of the metal being allowed to fall into water which chills them.

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  • The pessimists, too, can look to an old problem: the national team's sievelike defense, which broke down repeatedly during the first 45 minutes.

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  • The innovative play calling we saw in the first two weeks of preseason will return, and the sievelike offensive line has been injected with some youth this week.

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  • As the only swinging dick left to provide a story that corroborates their sievelike explanation, I’d have to also be clean and shiny as a freshly minted nickel.

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  • The whole burden of keeping the borders sievelike falls on me! "

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