from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients.
- n. One who sifts.
- n. Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose, so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamellae of the beak.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, sifts.
- n. Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; -- so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell� of the beak.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who sifts, in any sense; especially, one employed in the operation of sifting loose matter.
- n. A sieve, particularly one differing in form and use from the common sieve, as for sorting matter of differing sizes, sifting ashes from partly burned coal, or the like.
- n. plural Specifically, in ornithology, the lamellirostral birds, as ducks and geese; sievebeaks.
- n. In milling and baking, a machine for sifting flour preparatory to blending it or using it in baking. It consists of a sieve inclosed in a casing and fitted with a cylindrical brush which, revolving above the sieve, breaks up all the lumps and presses the flour through the sieve.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a household sieve (as for flour)
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A large sifter is good for the first few strainings but when you're down to the teensy knitty grit, a smaller sifter is better.
But even if your goal is to have a lot of followers, following people makes you a better 'sifter'; someone who pick through what people are talking about and find interesting topics and threads. "
A combination of a snow blower and farming sifter called the 'Sand Shark' is on hand to help clean the tar, but the machine only goes to a depth of six inches, and CNN shows that a layer of oil remains deep below that.
In the end, I don't think the sifter, itself, would come up with the best patterns on its own: this would need to generalize the patterns as rules, which you could share with others, and collectively figure out which rules are useful.
I could appreciate a gmail-sifter to find patterns in my mail: suggesting new labels, perhaps identifying things I consistently leave in the inbox instead of filing (and for what reasons?)
(Soundbite of scraping rocks) FORERO: He takes the dust and carefully sweeps it into a wooden sifter.
When you put all that into a sifter, what comes out is uncertainty.
Daniele is clearly a lifelong sifter of Dick's crap.
I thought of dropping big bucks on one of those fancy "cat genie" or "litter robot", but in the end, I got a "roll and clean" litter box, best $ 30 I ever spent, it's an enclosed litter box that you "roll" on its side and a sifter catches the lumps and they get deposited in a container, very easy to use, even my two kids take turns doing it.
Three different types of ISRU (Magma electrolysis, a simple sifter for Ni/Fe metals, and Vapor Phase Pyroylsis).