Origin of siftings
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How slowly and loiteringly it came, and how microscopic its first siftings!A Year in the Fields
Thirdly, siftings from the straw and mattresses which had been thoroughly disinfected failed to produce the rash.The Evolution of Modern Medicine
These last may be considered the siftings of the smaller planets, and the first the refuse of the Saturnian system.Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms
Sowens, a dish made by steeping, fermenting, and then boiling the husks or siftings of oats in water.
When the scoriæ are viscid, the quantity of siftings must be diminished; but if thin, they must be increased.
- material or particles separated out by or as if by a sieve
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