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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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We've already seen him sorting the wheat from the chaff in the Heather Mills story.
On the upside, many of our birds will begin heading down to north Norfolk in a month or so to gorge on winter crops, making the job of sorting the wheat from the chaff on Lancashire's farmland that bit easier.