sifter

Definitions

  • rolling pin and sifter
    rolling pin and sifter
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sifter a household sieve (as for flour)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sifter (Zoöl) 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.
    • Sifter One who, or that which, sifts.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sifter One who sifts, in any sense; especially, one employed in the operation of sifting loose matter.
    • n sifter 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. An ash-sifter is usually square or oblong, provided with a handle and sometimes a cover, and shaken over a box or barrel.
    • n sifter plural Specifically, in ornithology, the lamellirostral birds, as ducks and geese; sievebeaks.
    • n sifter 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sifter one who, or that which, sifts
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. siftansife, a sieve.

Usage

In literature:

Judge Sifter, stand on my right.
"The Emerald City of Oz" by L. Frank Baum
Now, what did you give for that sugar-sifter?
"The Forsyte Saga, Volume I." by John Galsworthy
Colonel Bingham has put in a new ash-sifter and expects you to come down and see that it works all right.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
Now, what did you give for that sugar-sifter?
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
Adela was ordinarily the promoter, Cornelia the sifter, and Arabella the director, of schemes in this management.
"Sandra Belloni, Complete" by George Meredith
Theophilus Thistle, the thistle-sifter, sifted a sieve of unsifted thistles.
"Public Speaking" by Clarence Stratton
The work could not be done but for an occasional blow applied to the sifter.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Bob caught up the sifter, filled it to the brim, and came toward her, turning the handle as he approached.
"Flood Tide" by Sara Ware Bassett
I doan want ter look like no sifter.
"The Starbucks" by Opie Percival Read
Our sifters are self-cleaning.
"The Story of Porcelain" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In news:

Sifter Parts & Service provides FDA-approved polyurethane screen cleaning balls and cubes to prevent sifter screens from clogging with product.
Today we visit Twisted Sifter to get the story behind the unique treats.
0The Modular Tru-Balance sifter is a simple machine with sanitation features that are ideal when requirements do not dictate stainless steel construction or complex separations.
Stacked Deck Sifter for Quick Screen Change Outs.
0This stacked deck sifter allows quick screen change outs.
Sifters are an indispensable part of the trapping.
What trappers need is a durable sifter that isn't, to put it bluntly, junk.
The Rickard's Deluxe Sifter is just the ticket.
While backyard composting requires little more than a shovel or pitchfork, processing large volumes of compost at Cayuga Compost requires trucks, front end loader tractors and large mechanical sifters.
Extra low profile sanitary sifter.
Kason Corporation's Ultra Sanitary Sifter model K30-1FT-SS minimizes height requirements while increasing screening capacity.
Ideal for all types of vibratory and gyratory motion including screeners, sifters, dryers, conveyors, hoppers and more.
A new "Flo-Thru" Sanitary Sifter from Kason Corporation reduces height requirements while increasing screening capacity.
0Great Western's In-Line sanitary sifters are used for processing and quality assurance applications.
The Quadro S20 sifter discharges 360-degrees, allowing for higher capacities and better product flow than conventional sifters, says the company.
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