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chaff

1. chaffed hay; called also chop.
2. the winnowings from a threshing, consisting of awns, husks, glumes and other relatively indigestible materials.
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Luckily, there are many bodies in the UK who are currently testing the effectiveness of green designs and products to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Determined to help her fellow women, Zoe put herself on The Man Diet: 10 no-nonsense rules to stop you binging on bad romance and help you sort the wheat from the chaff - emotionally, sexually and romantically.
The challenge for any lender is how to sort the wheat from the chaff.
The nature of the race in that it is always run at a good gallop and is fiercely competitive, dictates that jumping and travelling at speed is a necessity and it is those attributes that sort the wheat from the chaff come Cheltenham in March.
My job is to sort the wheat from the chaff for you over the next few weeks.
Even assuming that you actually succeed in generating some enquiries, how do you sort the wheat from the chaff, the serious applicants from the complete timewasters?
It is the only way to find the best odds available and the web is full of information at the click of a mouse - you just need to sort the wheat from the chaff.
A scarecrow competition will sort the wheat from the chaff, and organisers will keep the life-sized models a safe distance from the 7pm barbecue.
Now they're telling me that as we age we bring all our experience to bear on life's problems and use "emotional intelligence" to sort the wheat from the chaff.
Hopefully it will help sort the wheat from the chaff, but even if you don't manage to back a winner (or the winner), call those losing wagers a price well worth paying for the sheer enjoyment you're getting from the world's greatest greyhound competition.
Tempers fray as the business brains do their best to avoid the wrath of Sir Alan Sugar (above), who must sort the wheat from the chaff.
A panel of Journal taste testers have waded their way stoically through copious slices of cake from some of the most popular suppliers to sort the wheat from the chaff.