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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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But this issue also chronicles the other side of the coin: that the fire of economic adversity purifies and strengthens, separating the wheat from the chaff.
1 driver is Britain's Jenson Button, are almost certain to step forward and it will become a question of separating the wheat from the chaff.
The long term attractions of agriculture and commodities remain, though fund managers face a testing time in separating the wheat from the chaff.
And yet Viennot succeeds in separating the wheat from the chaff, and reconstructs the complex personality and historical context of the last heir to the Valois family and fortune.