from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of sieve.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of sieve.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of cives. See cive.


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  • But above all, those judicious collectors of bright parts, and flowers, and observandas are to be nicely dwelt on by some called the sieves and boulters of learning, though it is left undetermined whether they dealt in pearls or meal, and consequently whether we are more to value that which passed through or what stayed behind.

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  • When a banker named Dipster asks for help with a client involved in "sieves," you can feel a lesson in SIVs coming.


  • The society appreciates donations of mangoes in August and half-pint, pint and quart jars and lids as well as tools such as sieves and pestles with stands year-round.


  • Everywhere was a mosaic of thyme-scented freshness with every contour climbed: sedges or "sieves" as the farmers call them, reeds in clusters by the track, tiny yellow flowers, carpets of a minuscule white blossom, meadow buttercups, mat grasses and emerald turf.

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  • After a fortnight – during which the mixture is stirred occasionally – he sieves the waste from the fibre.

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  • Only, it's a selective sieve, which is the way of most sieves, now that I think on it.

    "My weakness laid bare, as people stop and stare."

  • At left, a worker sieves coffee beans at a farm in Brazil.

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  • I mean, they're just sieves and half of them don't work and they all have breaks in them. sigh.

    What Peter said

  • For storage we hang all our pots, sieves and colanders on a pot rack that is suspended from the 20-foot-high ceiling.

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  • When sports fans hear reports that suggest athletes are monetary sieves Latrell Sprewell owes the state of Wisconsin $3.5 million!

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