Well, it performs more of a winnowing function in GOP contests, where the evangelical vote can be as high as 40 percent.
winnowing it down to the 10 best series was a near-impossible task.
It should not be winnowing candidates at this stage in the game.
Each one represents the endpoint of a long process of winnowing, pruning and perfecting, driven entirely by the market.
Dobie believed that coyotes served a useful function in the animal kingdom by winnowing out the sick and the wounded of a species.
To manufacture ta-pú-i the rice is cooked and then spread on a winnowing tray until it is cold.
The older women are winnowing grain and grinding at the metate.
It has been termed the "bleating" of the snipe, but this does not seem to describe it so well as "winnowing."
Well, after that, Ischomachus, we will proceed to cleanse the corn by winnowing.
She is described as having ears as large as a winnowing fan, projecting teeth, a hideous face with a wide open mouth.
Old English windwian, from wind "air in motion, paring down," see wind (n.1). Cognate with Old Norse vinza, Old High German winton "to fan, winnow," Gothic diswinþjan "to throw (grain) apart," Latin vannus "winnowing fan."
Corn was winnowed, (1.) By being thrown up by a shovel against the wind. As a rule this was done in the evening or during the night, when the west wind from the sea was blowing, which was a moderate breeze and fitted for the purpose. The north wind was too strong, and the east wind came in gusts. (2.) By the use of a fan or van, by which the chaff was blown away (Ruth 3:2; Isa. 30:24; Jer. 4:11, 12; Matt. 3:12).