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Monday, February 02, 2009

Definitions for chaff

  1. the stiff strawlike part of grains such as wheat, oats, rye
  2. to make good-natured fun of someone
  3. worthless material; detritus

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Citations for chaff
Chaff is separated from the grain by threshing. ,
It's hard to separate the chaff from the wheat sometimes. ,
Origin of chaff
c 1000, Old English ceaf, from Proto-Germanic *kaf-, *kef-. Chaffinch (Fringilla cælebs) is Old English ceaffinc