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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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So the girl set out to look for the cat, and, as she was hunting about, she met her brother, in great trouble because he could not carry water from the well in a sieve, as it came pouring out as fast as he put it in.
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.
To give him money was like pouring water into a sieve.
The entire surface of this part of the island seems to have been permeated, like a sieve, by the subterranean vapours: here and there the lava, whilst soft, has been blown into great bubbles; and in other parts, the tops of caverns similarly formed have fallen in, leaving circular pits with steep sides.
He watched how Mishka strode along, swinging the huge clods of earth that clung to each foot; and getting off his horse, he took the sieve from Vassily and started sowing himself.
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.
The old barn leaked like a sieve, but they managed to find a dry space on which to spread their anything but dry bedding.
seven hundred a year) fell to him when he came of age, and ran through him, as it might be through a sieve.
Everybody was walking about St Peter's and the Vatican on somebody else's cork legs, and straining every visible object through somebody else's sieve.
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In an environment where product quality must be faultless, Zeelandia has turned to Russell Finex to optimize product quality, improve productivity and reduce downtime with the installation of two new Compact 900 sieves.
Cleveland Vibrator Company is now offering the Model FHK Dual Drive Laboratory Sieve Shaker (DDLS) to complement its growing line of fine mesh vibratory sieves.