noun (used with a plural verb)
Examples from the Web for siftings
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|T. Bassnett
How slowly and loiteringly it came, and how microscopic its first siftings!A Year in the Fields|John Burroughs
When the scoriæ are viscid, the quantity of siftings must be diminished; but if thin, they must be increased.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
Sowens, a dish made by steeping, fermenting, and then boiling the husks or siftings of oats in water.
Sow broadcast, cover with siftings just deep enough to hide the seed, and close the frame.