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sieve

(siv),
A meshed or perforated device for separating fine particles from coarser ones.
[O.E. sive]

sieve

A slang term for an A&E/ER doctor who admits almost every patient he or she sees to hospital.

sieve

(sĭv)
A device consisting of a mesh with holes of uniform size. It is used to separate particles above a certain size from solutions or powders.

molecular sieve

A type of sieve in which the molecular material present in the gel or crystal will adsorb molecules of a certain kind and let others pass.
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And when they had eaten the last crumb they told the boy to fill up the holes of the sieve with clay, and then to draw water from the well.
Spades and sieves were from that moment forbidden utensils.
Walking was a difficult as on a bog, and by the time Levin had ended the row he was in a great heat, and he stopped and gave up the sieve to Vassily.
And what more need be adduced to explain nutrition, and the production of the different humors of the body, beyond saying, that the force with which the blood, in being rarefied, passes from the heart towards the extremities of the arteries, causes certain of its parts to remain in the members at which they arrive, and there occupy the place of some others expelled by them; and that according to the situation, shape, or smallness of the pores with which they meet, some rather than others flow into certain parts, in the same way that some sieves are observed to act, which, by being variously perforated, serve to separate different species of grain?
Over the river men were at work with spades and sieves on the sandy foreshore, and on the river was a boat, also diligently employed for some mysterious end.
pails, sieves or boxes, not properly made by Joseph, he not being
The light of the transparent eye of him with the bare legs and the half-haired face shall destroy you, and go through your land; his vanishing teeth shall affix themselves fast in you and eat you up, you and your wives and children; the magic tubes shall argue with you loudly, and make you as sieves.
Then I wanted a mill to grind it sieves to dress it, yeast and salt to make it into bread, and an oven to bake it; but all these things I did without, as shall be observed; and yet the corn was an inestimable comfort and advantage to me too.
that they taught the savages to make wicker-work, or baskets, but they soon outdid their masters: for they made abundance of ingenious things in wicker-work, particularly baskets, sieves, bird-cages, cupboards, &c.
As the coach rolls swiftly past the fields and orchards which skirt the road, groups of women and children, piling the fruit in sieves, or gathering the scattered ears of corn, pause for an instant from their labour, and shading the sun-burned face with a still browner hand, gaze upon the passengers with curious eyes, while some stout urchin, too small to work, but too mischievous to be left at home, scrambles over the side of the basket in which he has been deposited for security, and kicks and screams with delight.
Qty: 8 No 2)Calibration Unit Qty: 1 No 3)Sieve Shaker Qty: 1 No 4)Set Of Sieves (Group "A") Qty: 2 No 5)Set Of Sieves (Group "B") Qty: 1 No 6)Clay Washer Qty: 1 No 7)Rapid Dryer Qty: 1 No 8)Universal Strength Machine Qty: 1 No
To satisfy Zeelandia's productivity objective, Russell Finex advised the company to attach their mesh screens to their sieve decks.