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sieve

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

A slang term for an A&E/ER doctor who admits almost every patient he or she sees to hospital.
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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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Wood fragments smaller than 5 mm are abundant in the respective seive residues.
(Gill rakers are protuberances along the gill arches that assist in prey retention and act either as a physical seive of ingested prey or, when very densely packed, to direct water currents and particle movement within the buccal cavity; Sanderson et al.
Heat to 185 degrees and strain through fine-mesh seive. Chill over ice water bath and refrigerate overnight.
Seive # Mesh [micro]m wt (gm) wt% 1 N12 10 >1700 12.9 35.83 2 N20 20 850-1700 22.3 61.94 3 N30 28 600-850 0.9 2.50 4 N40 35 425-600 0.3 0.83 5 N45 42 355-425 0.1 0.28 6 N50 48 300-355 0 0.00