Origin of strainer
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Examples from the Web for strainer
Prepare a large bowl with water and ice along with a strainer.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
After shaking, he pours the opaque, green liquid through a strainer and into a chilled champagne coupe.The Absinthe-Minded Porteños of Buenos Aires
March 10, 2014
Traditional method: Separate broth from solids by pouring through a strainer.
Fat Separator method: Separate broth from solids by pouring through a strainer.
Put mushrooms in strainer basket and put the basket into the Thermomix with the mirepoix in the bottom.The Gadget Chef: Reconstructed Chicken Soup
November 2, 2012
It seemed to persist in declining to pass through the strainer.L'Assommoir
Then dish, on a folded112 napkin; or on a strainer, if sauce is poured over it.The Skilful Cook
Clear some ripe elder-berries from the stalks, bake them in covered jars for two hours, and squeeze the juice through a strainer.
A piece of blue glass, for instance, acts as a sort of strainer.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
When done, drain it in a strainer, put it in the tureen, and pour the soup on to it.Nelson's Home Comforts
- a sieve used for straining sauces, vegetables, tea, etc
- a gauze or simple filter used to strain liquids
- Australian and NZ a self-locking device or a tool for tightening fencing wire
- Australian and NZ the main post in a wire fence, often diagonally braced
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Word Origin and History for strainer
early 14c., agent noun from strain (v.).
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