from The Century Dictionary.
- To sift.
- noun A sieve; a searce; a bolter; a strainer. See the quotation from “Notes and Queries.”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. A sieve.
- noun [Prov. Eng.] bread made of flour better sifted than common fluor.
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- noun UK, dialect, obsolete A
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They also made ‘tiffany cakes’ of wheaten flour, which was separated from the bran by being worked through a hair-sieve tiffany, or temse: — south of England
These were oblong, trencher-shaped bowls about eighteen inches long; across the trough ran lengthwise a stick or rod on which rested the sieve, searse, or temse, when flour was sifted into the trough.
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Thames (or temse) on fire, "meant that hard work and active friction would set the wooden temse on fire.