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  • n. Plural form of sifter.


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  • "sifters" - rotary systems that lift sand onto a conveyor, allowing clean sand to fall through while capturing tar balls and debris at the rear of the machine.

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  • Detective Carpenter, indeed, essayed the "sifters," but he could make little progress, and he did not see the man whose name was upon every lip, and who had just declared to the enterprising reporter who had penetrated to his fastness, "that he would never be taken alive."

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  • Close-twined round or triangular "sifters" were used to separate fine, fully-ground acorn meal from the coarser meal which required additional pounding.

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  • Now we must shift from being miners chiseling out precious nuggets of news to sharp-eyed sifters who can distinguish between precious facts and the fool's gold of cheap propaganda.

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  • In addition to locating and cultivating the grain, Mr. Roberts had to figure out how the kernels were milled before industrial rollers and sifters took over the grits and cornmeal business.

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  • And the parallel extinction of mosasaurs and those newfound plankton-feeder fishes, Bonnerichthys with relatives, led to the mammals subsequent domination of the seas up to and including giant sifters.

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  • These sand sifters that take the oil out of the sand - you know not telling anybody what's the real deal, there's news media everywhere.

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  • Five days ago I had been returning to the camp of Boots Tarsk-Bit, coming back from a nearby village where I had gone to fetch Sa-Tarna grain, from which the girls, back at the camp, using stones and flat rocks, sifters and pans, would produce flour.

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  • TODD: With those methods, he says, they can narrow down the point of origin to an acre or less -- maybe even a manmade object, like this burned out bottle or something else like it -- and comb through the scene with everything from sifters to dogs that are smelling for flammable material.

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  • They comb through the scene with everything from sifters to dogs and of course look for witnesses -- Erica.

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