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  • n. Plural form of strainer.


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  • In the Minster to which they wend, their disused regimental colours droop along the aisles; tattered, a hundred years since, in Spanish battlefields, and by age worn almost to gauze -- "strainers," says Brother Copas, "that in their time have clarified much turbid blood."

    Brother Copas

  • "strainers," logs at or just below the surface can hold a person who can't escape the force of the river's rapids.

    News for Richmond Times-Dispatch

  • Erin Kunkel for the Wall Street Journal After the caviar is rinsed, it is placed into steel strainers.

    From Fish to Plate: How Caviar is Made

  • Soon your gaze passes over lobster buoys and fragmentary blenders and lengths of rope, bits of postcards, shards of seaglass and doll heads, several rusted handguns and strainers from cocktail shakers.

    Home Movie

  • I used an old croquet trolley to mount the muffin tin, pots, pans, whisks, strainers, and twisted an old candelabra to make an arm held high to hold the shamas.

    Vivian Reiss: Happy Hanukkah: the Latke Mobile Menorah

  • I only know that in my mind, something occurs, years later, after we fall through metal strainers, we change composition.


  • I will also need strainers for the sinks and the strainers need to match the finish of the sinks.

    I am looking to import copper sinks from Mexico

  • Milk, sugar, strainers, spoons and bags then followed in homely succession, along with that glorious vessel, the teapot.

    In praise of … teapots | Editorial

  • This one appears to hold pots, pans, pasta strainers, and other cooking supplies.

    Dirty Secret

  • High-backed booths are occupied by the young and old, who listen to live piano jazz punctuated only by the sound of ice rattling in cocktail strainers as the proficient bartenders create Gatsby-era drinks.

    Big Apple Spotlight: Downtown Drinks


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