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de·cant

(dē-kant'),
To pour off gently the upper clear portion of a fluid, leaving the sediment in the vessel.
[Mediev. L. decantho, fr. de- + canthus, the beak of a jug, fr. G. kanthos, corner of the eye]

decant

the process of separating fluid from a solid sediment by pouring off the top liquid layer.

decant

Medspeak-UK
A fanciful term for the movement of inpatients to another block of beds or location during periods of upgrading and maintenance.

Mixology
To pour a liquid, often understood to be wine, from a vessel containing both clear liquid at the top and undesirable sediment at the bottom.

decant

(dē-kănt′) [L. de, from, + canthus, rim of a vessel]
To pour off liquid so the sediment remains in the bottom of the container.
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Should the new build replacement not occur as a result of the council not funding the required decant, the council would be faced with an ongoing financial liability of PS4m to PS5m relating to existing needs at this school.
In addition, most statutes direct the trustee to consider the intent of the settlor when deciding whether to decant or state positively that the new trust must carry forth the grantor's purpose.
Always decant over a light source, too, so as to visually ensure that no sediment is introduced to the now clean wine.
Another possibility (assuming the original state trust contains the absolute discretion necessary to decant under the Florida statute) would be to 1) change the place of administration from the original state to Florida, by replacing trustees with Florida trustees, moving the assets, books, and records to Florida; and 2) once the place of administration is changed to Florida, use Florida's decanting statute to transfer assets to a newly created trust containing the desired provisions.
Standard equipment includes a rear decant and cyclone separator designed to filter out particles ranging from 10 to 100 microns.
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There is a strong sense of disquiet in the recognition that such perfection also holds a sense of loss, because in a world overwhelmed by aggression of every kind, it is difficult to decant the gold of existence, as Merz's figures courageously indicate.
I leave the tincture, labeled and dated, in a dark cupboard for six to eight weeks, after which time I strain and decant into dark glass bottles with plastic tops for storage.
Wearing gloves, decant the urine into a very clean screw top container rinsed out with previously boiled water.
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This lot shall include for example office moves, other Council premises moves, school decants and the decant of Council tenants and any other removals (excluding Homeless Services) ITT 5821.
An LPG sale point is only allowed to sell the gas in form of cylinders, but owners of LPG outlets often decant the gas, making it a dangerous trade.